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Subject Re: [VOTE] [lang] Promotion of Lang from sandbox
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2002 17:28:03 GMT

I hope it'll get more review on the interfaces before a release.

I'm also not sure about 'lang' name - for me it sugest more of 
a code generator/parser thing, not a collection of generic utils
( and I'm pretty sure it'll not remain limited to java.lang package ).


On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Henri Yandell wrote:

> 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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