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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [beanutils][lang][PROPOSAL] deprecated beanutils version of MethodUtils
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:41:10 GMT
On Monday, October 28, 2002, at 01:11 AM, Steve Downey wrote:
> On Sunday 27 October 2002 02:58 pm, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> On Sunday, October 27, 2002, at 07:19 PM, Henri Yandell wrote:
>>> On Sun, 27 Oct 2002, robert burrell donkin wrote:


>> i also think that the String Taglib should consider offering a
>> ready-to-run release which contained the commons-lang classes as well as
>> an minimal release containing just the taglib code.
> That's a bad idea. If String Taglib includes unrelated code, then, later,
>  when
> you try to include commons-lang in the project, you get random behavior. I
> had this problem with an Oracle library at one point. Took forever to 
> figure
> out what was going on. And even if it's documented, noone will remember a 
> few
> months later, when it comes up.

the idea is that you create two releases. newbies and those who just want 
to give it a try can grab the 'ready-to-run' released jar containing all 
the code they need to get started. more experienced developers will grab 
the base jar and manage the dependencies themselves.

i've seen this done elsewhere and it can work well.

- robert

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