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From "Michael A. Smith" <>
Subject Re: [Collections] Naming conventions
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2002 23:36:19 GMT
On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, Jonathan Carlson wrote:
> I personally like the Lists, Sets, Collections, etc naming,
> too.  We could put pass-through methods to
> java.util.Collections on the commons.Collections class. 
> That way we can have our cake and eat it too.  

"too" implies that Stephen was infavor of Lists, Sets naming, but in 
that same email: 
> > After a little thought, I think I favour adding Utils to
> > all of the above.


> The only people that would have to use the whole path name
> would be those who import java.util.*.  And I, personally,
> think that is a sloppy convention anyways because it makes
> it very difficult on new Java developers trying to learn a
> system, in addition to Sun's suggestions against it.
> This next idea would be a last resort, but we could come up
> with an automatic java.util import generator for those
> java.util classes used in the class.  It would be
> relatively easy to do with regular expressions and the
> BeanShell.

Too much work for users.  I will -1 an 
org.apache.commons.collections.Collections class.


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