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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [lang] Has anyone thought about a TimeUtils package?
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 16:48:36 GMT
> Seems that Stephen has taken another approach to this (see the posts
> in this thread). Maybe someone takes a look to see if the two versions
> in rupert can be explited and deprecated in favor of CalendarUtils
> or joda.
Parts of these classes could be deprecated to Joda, but Joda is much bigger.


> Please be warned, that Date is a fragile/controversial issue, since
> 1. The java SimpleDateFormatter is not thread safe
> 2. Dates have many locale specific representation.
Indeed, Sun's dates are pretty rubbish. Joda has a 0.8 release, which has
thread safe formatting including time zone handling and locale handling. It
still needs more work though.

Stephen


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