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From "Rony G. Flatscher" <Rony.Flatsc...@wu-wien.ac.at>
Subject Re: Planned changes on 'EngineUtils.java'
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2005 20:36:11 GMT
Sorry, hate to follow-up myself: please find the planned changes enclosed.


Rony G. Flatscher wrote:

> Hi there,
> there are two problems with 'EngineUtils.java':
>   1. the Accessible-functionality is not available on Java 1.1.8 (I
>      know, *very* old, yet still people use it): for that reason there
>      is a static method which tests for the availability of that
>      method, which then later is used for determining how to invoke a
>      method;
>   2. there are two kind of bugs: if the boxed primitive datatypes do
>      not yield a matching signature, then the types are "unboxed", but
>      the tests for Integer, Long are missing; the other error has to do
>      with not checking for the boxed datatype Character, such that
>      "char" are not accounted for in signatures.
> In any case # 2 should get applied and commited (plain bug fixes).
> Still, what about # 1: it really is only necessary for supporting Java 
> 1.1. It would be great though, if we did support all Java versions as 
> long as possible, at least with BSF 2.0 (= Apache BSF).
> What do you think?
> If I do not hear anything by Saturday, I would apply the changes and 
> commit them.
> Regards,
> ---rony

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