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From Daniel Rall <...@finemaltcoding.com>
Subject Re: Dictionary vs. Hashtable in XmlRpc.java
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2002 00:54:45 GMT
Tim Peierls <tim@peierls.net> writes:

>> On Thu, 2002-06-06 at 13:59, Gus Mueller wrote:
>> > I was wondering if anyone saw any problems with using a 
>> > Dictionary instead of a Hastable in XmlRpc.java 
>> 
> josh lucas wrote:
> > 
>> afaik, we are still trying to stay compatible with 1.1 and thus 
>> can't use Dictionary...
>
> Dictionary is since 1.0 but is marked as obsolete. So we wouldn't
> want to use it, not because we are trying to stay compatible
> with 1.1 but because we want to stay compatible with _later_
> JDKs. The interface Gus Mueller should really be asking for
> is java.util.Map, which is indeed not present in 1.1.

Probably a SortedMap or derivative.

> I've been raising the 1.1 compatibility issue every year or so, 
> and the last time I did, Dan Rall got a tentative consensus that 
> XML-RPC could drop 1.1 compatibility. But no one came forth with a
> patch (myself included).

Yeah, we can drop it if anyone wants to submit a patch.  I'm still a
bit unsure about how this will affect use from applets, but as a 1.2
plug-in is available, I'm hoping it won't be a major issue.

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