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From scolebou...@btopenworld.com
Subject Re: [VOTE] [lang] Promotion of Lang from sandbox
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2002 09:00:55 GMT
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>  from:    Henri Yandell <bayard@generationjava.com>
>  date:    Wed, 17 Jul 2002 08:56:02
>  to:      commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
>  subject: Re: [VOTE] [lang] Promotion of Lang from sandbox
> 
> 
> I'd like to call a vote on declaring the Lang package to be a member of
> the Commons Components Repository.
> 
> The rationale for the Lang project is:
> 
> ****
> The standard Java libraries fail to provide enough methods for
> manipulation of its main components. The <em>Lang</em> Package provides
> these extra methods. There are other classes which might justifiably
> be included in java.lang someday, this package also provides for them.
> ****
> 
> The scope is considered to be:
> 
> ****
> This proposal is to create a package of Java utility classes for the
> classes that are in java.lang's hierarchy, or are considered to be so
> standard as to justify existence in java.lang. The <em>Lang</em> Package
> also applies to primitives and arrays.
> ****
> 
> The arrays part is not expected to go beyond very simple array handling,
> else it interferes with Commons.Collection's scope. Things like turning a
> Number array to float[], adding all the values in an int[] or joining an
> Object array into a single String would be considered in scope.
> 
> Over the last month or so, the Lang package has seen a big clean up. It's
> now solidly unit tested and any dubious classes and methods have been cast
> out.
> 
> Commons.Lang is already in use, the Turbine project is dependent on it,
> Maven may be [lang-dev is a jar in their jar-list], some Commons projects
> are to a small extent, [Util and CLI], and the String taglib should be.
> 
> If promoted, the Lang project aims to review the submission of StirngUtil
> from Avalon, core reflection code from BeanUtils, the system package from
> Avalon, an Enum package from somewhere and probably a couple of other
> things I'm missing.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Hen
> 
> 
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