<AWT Dev> [12]RFR : JDK-8014503: AWT Choice implementation should be made consistent across platforms.

Sergey Bylokhov Sergey.Bylokhov at oracle.com
Thu Aug 23 23:34:52 UTC 2018

Hi, Krishna.
On 20/08/2018 04:30, Krishna Addepalli wrote:
> Yes, the behavior is not because of the fix I made. I was trying to understand the implications of the index based selection approach, and now it looks to be consistent on all the platforms.
> On Mac, as per your suggestion, we can get the same behavior by removing the "setSelectedItem", but my question is, should I make this change or keep the index based change, since that would keep the implementation also consistent across platforms.

Can you please provide an example which will show the difference between 
these two solutions.

btw initially the code in setSelectedItem(..) was added to fix the 
opposite bug. And current fix will skips some events which are generated 
to fix the opposite bug, it looks strange.

> Thanks,
> Krishna
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sergey Bylokhov
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 7:52 AM
> To: Krishna Addepalli <krishna.addepalli at oracle.com>; Ajit Ghaisas <ajit.ghaisas at oracle.com>; Shashidhara Veerabhadraiah <shashidhara.veerabhadraiah at oracle.com>; awt-dev at openjdk.java.net
> Subject: Re: <AWT Dev> [12]RFR : JDK-8014503: AWT Choice implementation should be made consistent across platforms.
> On 13/08/2018 11:06, Krishna Addepalli wrote:
>> The fix I propose is modeled after the code in Windows, which tracks items by their selected index. The code in Mac is storing currently selected object, which could raise the question about which object to select next, when the selected object is removed/changed.
>> With index based approach, I see that, the index remains unchanged, even if the object at that location is removed/changed, unless it causes the index to be out of bounds.
>> This behavior is the same across Windows, Linux and Mac.
> I guess behavior is the same, because of the shared code in
> Choice->remove->removeNoInvalidate
> which selects the new element if the old selected element was removed.
> And it is not affected by the code changed in the fix.

Best regards, Sergey.

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