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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: [collections] XxxUtils inner classes
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2003 21:08:52 GMT

I know there are two camps ;)  I'm not really interested in pursuing
this debate though ;)  It's kind of like the debate on including version
numbers in jar file names.  Hence the IMHO in my remark and my not of
complaining that import scrubbing is not part of our standard

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alex Chaffee / Purple Technology []
>Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 4:06 PM
>To: Shapira, Yoav
>Cc: Jakarta Commons Developers List;
>Subject: Re: [collections] XxxUtils inner classes
>On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 03:10:51PM -0500, Shapira, Yoav wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> >import org.apache.commons.collections.* good.
>> Import org.apache.commons.collections.[onlyTheClassYouNeed] is good.
>> Import .* is annoying and all the jakarta projects should have import
>> cleanups as part of their build.xml IMHO.
>Oh, God, not this debate again.
>Look, there are two camps here, and I'm in the * camp and you're in
>the explicit-import camp.  There's no need to structure things so that
>one camp is going to be angry, even if you don't agree with their
>reasons for being angry.  Organizing classes by maximal cohesion
>should satisfy everyone.
>(If you like, I'd be happy to debate with you *off-list* and show you
>the error of your anal ways :-))
>Alex Chaffee                     
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