Re: multiple inheritance in Java

Eric Sosman <esosman@comcast-dot-net.invalid>
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:40:43 -0400
On 7/2/2013 1:17 PM, Jeff Higgins wrote:

On 07/02/2013 12:09 AM, Eric Sosman wrote:

     Okay. It might have been clearer if you'd chosen names that
weren't already taken -- although, one must admit, that's not easy
to do with Java's ever-growing namespace bloat. (Factoid: The HTML
*index* for the 7.0 API occupies eighteen meg!)

Java never throws anything away. I wonder about a compatibility layer.
rt.jar would contain all of the current stuff, rtc.jar the old.

     Not sure what the separation would accomplish. All the
package names would remain unchanged, all the class and method
and field names would remain unchanged, the JavaDoc would still
have to describe them all, and the JVM would need to open one
more file than it already does.

On the plus side, I can now do this:
public class Scratch {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
     int mySSNumber = 000_00_0000;
     System.out.println(mySSNumber); // :-( }}


     A number like 089_89_8989 would be even more progressive.

Eric Sosman

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