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From "David Graham" <dgraham1...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: [digester] RegexRules
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 20:42:55 GMT
>I think that the overriding issue here is backwards compatibility.
>
>It's my understanding that we're trying to maintain backwards compatibility
>with JDK 1.2 and ORO and RegExp provide that.

Right, but that doesn't necessitate a commons-regex wrapper.  If a Jakarta 
project chooses to use 1.4 regex in the future they can include it in a new 
major release and announce the backwards compatibility problem.

David

>
>--------
>Tim O'Brien
>Transolutions, Inc.
>W 847-574-2143
>M 847-863-7045
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Graham [mailto:dgraham1980@hotmail.com]
> > Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 2:22 PM
> > To: commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: RE: [digester] RegexRules
> >
> >
> > I would hate to approve such a thing :-).  Reports I've read
> > indicate that
> > the JDK 1.4 regex engine is faster than or equal to the
> > Jakarta versions.
> > The authors also thought the JDK regex API was easier to use.
> >  Plus the 1.4
> > regex's are *standard* Java.  IMO, people should be migrating
> > to the 1.4
> > regex engine, not wrapping custom Jakarta code.
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> >
> > >From: tobrien@transolutions.net (O'brien, Tim)
> > >Reply-To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List"
> > ><commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > >To: "'Jakarta Commons Developers List'"
> > <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > >Subject: RE: [digester] RegexRules
> > >Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 14:16:23 -0600
> > >
> > >I hate to propose such a thing, but is there a need for a
> > commons-regex
> > >which would perform the same functions as commons-logging?
> > Where we'd
> > >have JDK 1.4 Regular Expressions, Jakarta-RegEx and Jakarta-ORO.
> > >
> > >--------
> > >Tim O'Brien
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: robert burrell donkin
> > > > [mailto:robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk]
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 1:17 PM
> > > > To: commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > > > Subject: [digester] RegexRules
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > after bit of thought about some recent comments from user, i've
> > > > committed some code based around the idea of using regex's in a
> > > > pattern matching
> > > > Rules implementation. in order to give flexibility, i've made
> > > > the actual
> > > > regex matching implementation pluggable.
> > > >
> > > > i was thinking about creating regex matching
> > implementations based
> > > > on jakarta-ORO and jakarta-regex but i don't want to make
> > Digester
> > > > dependent on these subprojects. some other places at jakarta use
> > > > contribs or a separate releasable jar for these optional classes.
> > > > anyone have any preferences - or any better ideas?
> > > >
> > > > - robert
> > > >
> > > >
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