Jumbo libgcj patch

Tom Tromey tromey@cygnus.com
Fri May 19 18:17:00 GMT 2000

Bryce> While I confess to not knowing too much about serialization,
Bryce> wouldn't "interoperability with other implementations" mean
Bryce> that the standard libraries would have to share the exact same
Bryce> names and uses for all their non-transient private fields? Is
Bryce> that a realistic goal?

Yes, that's what is means.  And, yes, we think it is a realistic goal.
Sun has published a serialization spec which can be used to do this.
We always have a choice of whether to rename fields or to add the
appropriate serialization method.

That is just one way our implementation is currently not
interoperable.  Another is that it computes some hash or something
incorrectly (I obviously don't know the details here).

Bryce> This changelog entry is duplicated:

Thanks.  I deleted the duplicate.


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