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From robert burrell donkin <robertdon...@mac.com>
Subject Re: [lang] Reflection or not?
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2002 17:04:28 GMT
the issue of the code in beanutils can't be settled until lang has been 
approved (or rejected) for promotion. there are bugs which need fixing and 
i don't want to branch the code.

- robert


On Friday, July 5, 2002, at 05:58 PM, Henri Yandell wrote:

>
> It seems like a good idea to get the existing code in order before voting
> on promoting, but not needing new features added. Some new features are
> going in as and when people offer patches, but the main aim is to just
> tidy up a bit, get rid of things that aren't wanted and then propose a
> vote.
>
> Currently this is down to some more unit testing of Strings and a decision
> as to whether Constant goes. Chances are Constant will quietly vanish in
> the migration.
>
> Hen
>
> On Fri, 5 Jul 2002, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>
>> can we have this discussion once lang as been proposed (and hopefully
>> accepted) as a common component?
>>
>> is there any reason why a vote on promoting lang shouldn't be called
>> straight away?
>>
>> - robert
>>
>> On Friday, July 5, 2002, at 07:45 AM, ringo.desmet@mediagenix.com wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> One of the things that need further discussion before a 1.0 release of
>>> Commons-Lang is the fact whether we are going to add some reflection
>>> functionality or not. With this message, I would like to get the ball
>>> rolling.
>>>
>>> Here are my questions and opinions.
>>>
>>> Q: Do you consider commons-lang only an extension to java.lang or to
>>> java.lang *and* it's subpackages?
>>> A: I would consider it an extension to java.lang *and* it's subpackages.
>>>
>>> Q: Can we add reflection functionality without overlapping with
>>> Commons-BeanUtils?
>>> A: This depends on what functionality people have in mind.
>>>
>>> Q: Can we add reflection possibility without introducing new 
>>> dependencies?
>>> A: Commons-lang should only have the JDK libraries as its dependency for
>>> users of commons-lang. JUnit required for testing purposes.
>>>
>>> Ringo
>>>
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