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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject [lang] 1.0 release foci
Date Wed, 14 Aug 2002 04:06:08 GMT

[Oops, I meant to send this on Sunday night]

My wife's stay in hospital is coming to an end [ended now! woo], so I have
some time to think again. So I thought I'd start with a list of the things
we're focusing on before a 1.0 release,, let me know any I miss or errors
I have.

1) Reflection code. This is still up in the air with ClassUtils waiting
in the wings. I need to commit ClassUtils into the top dir in sandbox.lang
so people can have easy access to it.

2) Enum. Stephen submitted his code ideas to the sandbox. Opinions are
needed etc.

3) HashCodeUtils. Stephen just submitted this class. Opinions desired. My
only one is whether developers are happy for us to make decisions for
them, like using 37 as the 'random primary number'. Hopefully therre's no
use case for a developer needing control over that.

4) ExceptionUtils. Some comments from Costin are directing us to the fact
that the exception sub-package needs enhancement. [Some work has been
commited on this, there are a lot of suggestions over the mail list that
need collating]

5) StringUtils. Prior to my emergency, I was looking into all String Utils
packages in the Jakarta CVS. I aim to continue that and continue to suck
anything useful out of them. In fact I want to find anything with 'Util'
or 'Helper' in the name, but that takes a little while :) [And of course
there's the public() to figure out now]

6) NumberRange. I looked into adding some operations from an Interval
class of mine [which came from a Lisp book a while back] and need to
email with the strategies to see if anyone agrees.
  Part of this saw me add a min(double[]) and max(double[]) set of
methods to NumberUtils. Are these [and other primitives I guess?] of

7) Util.CalendarUtils. There was some suggestion that some time based code
might make its way into Lang. Am unsure where that all ended up, I know
CalendarUtils seemed to be on its way into Util for the time being. Any
other Util classes which are deemed of interest to Lang would be worth
considering now. It's mainly flotsam.


That's as far as I got on Sunday. Any other things?


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