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From Daniel Rall <>
Subject Re: [lang][collections] Utils having a public constructor
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2002 01:47:18 GMT
"Craig R. McClanahan" <> writes:

> For StringUtils in particular, it's an issue of Velocity imposing
> it's own particular design restrictions on a component that can be
> used just fine in other environments.

Backwards compat is a necessity for something as widely used as

> One could equally argue that Velocity should provide its own means
> for manufacturing wrapper classes around such things, to meet the
> Velocity requirement for dynamic instantiation.

Yes. I agree so much I already suggested it.  ;-)

Daniel Rall <>

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