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   RE: Are we ready to resolve the Mod??SAX name?

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  • From: Ronald Bourret <rbourret@ito.tu-darmstadt.de>
  • To: "xml-dev@ic.ac.uk" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • 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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