[cp-patches] Patch: FYI: implement NumericShaper

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Mon Mar 20 19:01:08 UTC 2006


Tom Tromey writes:
 > >>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew John Hughes <gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org> writes:
 > 
 > Tom> We need to declare war on stubs.  They improperly inflate our japi
 > Tom> scores and blind us to the real state of Classpath.  Also I seem to
 > Tom> keep running into them as I dig around :-(
 > 
 > Andrew> My gut instinct would be to remove them all, and really show
 > Andrew> up where we at, in order to motivate people to work on these
 > Andrew> things that appear implemented.
 > 
 > While tempting, I think this is too big a hammer for this problem.
 > I'd rather we not break anything that currently works -- whether it is
 > programs that run poorly, or even programs that currently compile (eg
 > where we may rely on a program not using some of the stubs).
 > 
 > Having a list of stubs would be a good start.  The ones I fixed this
 > weekend I ran across by chance; I had no idea we had stubs in AWT at
 > all.
 > 
 > I like David's idea of a STUB comment.

Yes.  I would love to see the stubs gone, but I love evolutionary
development more.

Andrew.




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