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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Discontinue Excalibur CLI [offlist]
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2003 22:56:24 GMT

Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> Stephen McConnell wrote:
> ...
>> Commons CLI has a dependency on common.lang (used for String to type 
>> conversion) and commons.lang has no dependencies. If you don't need 
>> command line argument string value to type conversion then you don't 
>> need to worry about commons.lang.  But anyway, I don't see that a 
>> dependency to commons.lang as a problem.
> I find Commons lang really cool. Finally useful sugar for String 
> utilities.
> Oh, and it also has a NestableException too, we have the cascading 
> one...  we should decide if it makes sense to move to that eventually 
> for A5 (no comment snow please, just a note).


I wrote almost the same thing - instead I noted the string to type 
conversion scattered all around the place (DefaultConfiguration, 
Parameters, etc), suggesting that this could be consolidated against 
commons lang.  Then I snipped the paragraph on the grounds that I was 
asking for trouble ;-).

Cheers, Steve.


Stephen J. McConnell

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