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From Nathan Bubna <nat...@esha.com>
Subject Re: POLL: null context attribute values
Date Thu, 15 Jan 2004 23:38:58 GMT
lloyd said:
> Nathan Bubna wrote:
> > personally, it might break the hacks i've used to get around this
"feature" in
> > the past.  that's ok with me, but i don't know about other people.
> >
> > again, i think it'd be best to have a velocity.properties setting that
toggles
> > this behavior.  just set the default to the old behavior, and then we
needn't
> > worry about BC.
>
> ...or just make it the toggle transitional - deprecate it for a
> following release of velocity?

sure, i'd suggest we could remove the toggle in the next release where we put
aside BC concerns.  2.0 or whatever.

> i can't imagine why anyone would want the old (ie current) behavior...

well, then i've just barely got you beat there,
because i can imagine precisely one:  backwards compatibility! ;)

Nathan Bubna
nathan@esha.com


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