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From Steve Downey <>
Subject Re: next possible commons project - [regexp]
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2002 17:47:08 GMT
On Thursday 26 September 2002 12:27 pm, Berin Loritsch wrote:
> Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> > In the same way as [logging], by not being a regexp package itself.
> >
> > Of course it may just not be appropriate...
> To be honest, I don't like the "autodiscovery" mechanisms in Commons
> logging.  I would be hard pressed to support another something like
> that for something less likely to be in widespread use.  It is possible
> to just use the project that you need and stick with it for RegEx.
> There are very few projects out there that are meant to be used as a
> library that require a regex package (that I am aware of, but I don't
> get out much anymore).  The chances of using two projects that require
> different RegEx solutions are so minute, that a commons version doesn't
> seem necessary.
> That's just my 2 cents.

The odds of having two projects that require regexp packages that can also 
tolerate having the definition of regular expression changed underneath them 
approaches zero.

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