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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [lang] StringUtils containsOnly method
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2002 20:48:54 GMT
True, but if memory serves there are methods in StringUtils that takes in a
string treated as characters. Where is the boundary?

Stephen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Henri Yandell" <bayard@generationjava.com>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [lang] StringUtils containsOnly method


>
> Well, the [a-z] and ^a functionality could easily be removed from
> CharSetUtils.
>
> It would still make sense to have a delete("abc",str) method which removed
> a b and c from str.
>
> As far as I can tell, the only complaint with CharSetUtils is the a-z and
> ^a expression language?
>
> Hen
>
> On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>
> > I'll be honest, I could quite happily accept [lang] losing CharSetUtils.
If
> > I wanted that kindof functionality I would use a full RE system.
> >
> > In that case however, I would be arguing for containsOnly(String,
String) to
> > be on StringUtils. Its very common in validation code, especially for
old
> > mainframe systems that reject certain characters.
> >
> > Removing CharSetUtils wouldn't be easy though as it is in the public
beta
> > API. Thus I guess it would have to be deprecated with no replacement
rather
> > than deleted ;-(
> >
> > Stephen
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Juozas Baliuka" <baliuka@centras.lt>
> > To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 9:24 PM
> > Subject: Re: [lang] StringUtils containsOnly method
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Very possible it can be usefull for some users, it is not very trivial
to
> > > use RE for begginers,
> > > It was a problem for me too. I think it needs disscussions before to
add
> > > this
> > > RE style method, I am afraid it can grow to realistic RE, not a very
big
> > > problem, but too "big" component for [lang] .
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebourne@btopenworld.com>
> > > To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > > Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 10:21 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [lang] StringUtils containsOnly method
> > >
> > >
> > > > From: "Juozas Baliuka" <baliuka@centras.lt>
> > > > > jakarta has two projects about RE we can create a new one, but I
do
> > not
> > > > > think
> > > > > it is a good idea.
> > > >
> > > > Agreed. But I don't think CharSetUtils is ever likely to do that. If
you
> > > > take a look you'll find whats there is simple and doesn't seem to
have a
> > > > pressing need to grow.
> > > > Stephen
> > > >
> > > > > > From: "Juozas Baliuka" <baliuka@centras.lt>
> > > > > > > I think  RE.maches(str,pattern) is more useful in this
case.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I use JDK 1.3, so no RE.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Henri, I would be fine with CharSetUtils (which is kindof RE
in
> > > > minature)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Stephen
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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