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- From: Ronald Bourret <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 17:13:37 +0100
John Cowan wrote:
> Bill la Forge wrote:
> > This would force the use of fully qualified names and create
> > name conflicts for programmers used to simply importing
> > the classes being used.
> I suppose if you use "import org.xml.sax.*;" then you have
> a problem, yes, because you can't just add "import org.xml.opensax.*;"
> to it. But if you import individual class names it's no problem:
> if you use opensax.Parser, you never need to refer to sax.Parser
> any more, since it is subsumed.
Without even considering the technical merit, this strikes me as a good way
encourage unsuspecting programmers to introduce errors. I vote no.
-- Ron Bourret
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