I'm in the process of upgrading to ExtJS 7 and found out that Ext.field.Field has a new config dataType. Unfortunately we already use this as a class property in our code. Refactoring our code would be a huge workload because the dataType is a central property which is very important in our code and used in many places.
I have a fix in place that simply overrides the apply and update functions but what would be the best pratice to work around this issue? Is there any other way than acutally refactoring our code?