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

Ronald Bourret rbourret at
Mon Mar 15 16:14:20 GMT 1999

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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