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From "Rob Oxspring" <>
Subject Re: [CLI][PATCH] Min and Max size for arguments
Date Wed, 11 Jun 2003 10:00:17 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Keyes" <>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [CLI][PATCH] Min and Max size for arguments

> > ArgumentBuilder.withSize(int) has been retained and sets both min and
> > max to the same.  (This might be a bad thing if both size and
> > min/max are specified though).
> I think that we can remove withSize, if someone calls withMaximumSize
> then the
> minSize should be set to 1 automatically.  It should be explicit for
> someone to
> specify a minimum size of 0 i.e. an optional value.

Sound good.

> > ArgumentBuilder.withOptionalValues(boolean) has been removed since its
> > a function of the min and max values.
> >
> > Argument.hasOptionalValues() has been retained and returns min<max
> This should just return min == 0?  If min is > 0 then that means a
> value is
> required.

Hmm, there's room for confusion here.  My implementation of hasOptionalValues() says "are
any values optional" whereas yours says
"are all values optional".  I suspect that we should just drop the method and get people to
ask the question they mean to by using

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