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From Steven Dolg <>
Subject Re: [c3] DirectoryGenerator refactoring to drop jarkata regExp (was RE: svn commit: r1162745)
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:57:43 GMT
Am 09.09.2011 10:33, schrieb Thorsten Scherler:
> ...
>>> Hmm, Jakarta RegExp does some things different and IMO much better then
>>> java.util. Even if it is retired that does not mean it is not worth
>>> using it, more since this way the component works exactly as in our
>>> prior versions. Not sure when I will find the time to look into a
>>> rewrite to use java regex.
>> I second Francesco that we should get rid of Jakarta RegExp before 3.0.
>> In the long run will pay off to use a good standard rather than a better non-standard.
>> When you say Jakarta does it different and better do you refer to the API or the
regexp syntax?
>> If it is just converting the API calls, I can help.
>> I wonder whether for the average user it would not be more convenient if DirectoryGenerator
would accept the same Ant-style globs as map:match rather than full-blown Perl-style regexps.
> I agree that using standards is better more if we can drop some deps.
Totally agree!

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