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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject RE: [lang] Has anyone thought about a TimeUtils package?
Date Tue, 17 Dec 2002 15:31:09 GMT

On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 wrote:

> I agree with the time subpackage.  Then, we can put time.calendar if we have
> multiple calendar classes, if we have multiple date classes.

Stack overflow worry. Let's also remember that we want to avoid grandoise
thoughts of huge libraries :)

> I think we should stick with the existing syntax for using SimpleDateFormat
> since that is what people already know, I can't think of a powerful reason
> to not stick with it.
> I like the preset patterns in DateUtils like ISO8601_TIME_PATTERN, however,
> I also wish that there was a way to register new patterns globally.  I work
> with MSSQL Server, and have to convert  their pattern a lot: 2002-12-12
> 23:25:29.93.  However, I guess we wouldn't want to dump in a million
> patterns into the core code base.  Just thinking outloud...

Yeah. Might just be an implementation of Pool, the DateFormat pool example
or something.

> I do think that if someone wants the phaseOfTheMoon code, then it should be
> in something related to CalendarUtils, not DateUtils at the very least.
> Maybe o.a.c.lang.time.calendar.PhaseOfMoon

Kick it out :)

Which raises some questions. If Ant does need it, then they'll still be
maintaining their own. Also, if Ant drop their code, then the highly
useful [to coven's of witches] phase of moon code will vanish from sight.


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