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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: [chain] Serializability of base impls
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 01:40:35 GMT
On 11/30/05, Rahul Akolkar <> wrote:
> Recently, while looking at a codebase that uses Commons Chain, I was
> drawn to the top commit message for ContextBase [1].
> I'm interested in knowing what the developer (and user too) opinions
> are on this topic. Has anybody made any progress on this?
> Does anyone have a preference among -
>  * Keep base impls inherently serializable, but let subclass
> implementors make their own decisions about serializability. This is
> probably a good idea for any Commons library, since interfaces can't
> be "un-inherited" (quoting the commit message). I think this action
> will warrant a major release, and rework on ContextBase (to not
> inherit HashMap) amongst other things.

Whats wrong with HashMap - it implements Serializable?


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