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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [lang] StandardToStringStyle
Date Sat, 23 Aug 2003 12:25:45 GMT
The purpose of StandardToStringStyle is to enable the inner class subclasses
of ToStringStyle to be immutable, and hence singletons.

Stephen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Gregory" <ggregory@seagullsw.com>
> I've just done a pass to pretty up some Javadoc in .lang.builder and I
> cannot see the need for the class StandardToStringStyle. It is not used at
> all except in a unit test. All it does is call super on a bunch of
accessors
> and mutators (and changing these methods from protected to public). What
is
> the point? What am I missing?
>
> In IMHO, a /simplification/ would be to remove StandardToStringStyle and
> make ToStringStyle concrete public methods. This StandardToStringStyle
> subclass is just too weird! To me ;-)
>
> Gary
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Henri Yandell [mailto:bayard@generationjava.com]
> > Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 07:55
> > To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> > Cc: Jakarta Project Management Committee List
> > Subject: [VOTE] Release of Commons Lang 2.0 [take 2]
> >
> >
> > We've already called a vote on this back in May, but a -1 that wanted us
> > to include Lang.time caused us to delay and since then we've been
dealing
> > with more minutae.
> >
> > So, without further ado, I'll repeat my call for a VOTE last May. The
> > information on what has changed below is largely the same as it was in
> > May.
> >
> > The largest change since May not reflected below is a big push on Unit
> > Tests [thanks to Clover's superb visualisation, we've got about 88%
> > coverage in Clover] and documentation [thanks to Maven and JDiff].
> >
> > ========================================================================
> >
> > Our t's are dotted and our i's are crossed, so we'd like to make a
> > release of Commons Lang 2.0.
> >
> > [ ] +1   I support Commons Lang 2.0
> > [ ] +0   Huh? Sure, let me sleep.
> > [ ] -0   Lang? Sounds bad.
> > [ ] -1   I hate you guys.
> >
> > [http://www.apache.org/~bayard/lang2.0/ contains what I am planning to
use
> > as the build, we will not be using Maven as the site for 2.0, but I
> > generate it for reference]
> >
> > What's not going:
> > ----------------
> >
> > lang.functor has been removed from Lang. Collections will gain what it
> > needs and [Functor] will be looked to for the complete functor-style
> > solution.
> >
> > lang.reflect is not ready yet.
> >
> > lang.util.Identifier is not ready yet.
> >
> > New maven configuration with the aim of moving Lang to a mavenised site.
> >
> > What's new:
> > ----------
> >
> > lang.math.* package, which contains Range classes, RandomUtils and a
> > Fraction class.
> >
> > In the top level package, we see a series of additions. There are a set
of
> > reusable Exceptions which provide slightly tighter meaning than their
> > Commons Lang superclasses, IllegalClassException and
> > NotImplementedException are examples of these. We also see the addition
of
> > more Utils classes:
> >
> > ArrayUtils
> > BooleanUtils
> > ClassUtils
> > StringEscapeUtils
> > StringPrintWriter
> > WordUtils
> >
> > We also see the addition of
> >
> > Validate class [akin to JUnit Assert in style] and BitField from the old
> > Commons Util project [as created by POI].
> >
> > What's changed:
> > --------------
> >
> > ToStringBuilder has gained an inner class.
> > builder.* packages have gained new methods
> > NumberUtils has a series of constants, LONG_ZERO, LONG_ONE etc.
> > StringUtils has a series of new methods.
> > The order in which a nested exception is printed has been reversed and a
> > static legacy option left to reverse it the other way if desired. This
> > now matches JDK 1.4 direction.
> >
> > What's gone:
> > -----------
> >
> > lang.NumberRange is gone as it has now moved into the math subpackage.
> >
> > The release:
> > -----------
> >
> > Following a successful vote, the PMC will be notified of the desire to
> > release and the instructions at
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/releases/ followed to create a
> > release. A changelog with 'jardiff' will be included and JDiff will be
> > used to generate a site showing changes [as shown in
> > http://www.apache.org/~bayard/commons-lang-2.0/Commons-Lang-1.0.1-to-
> > 2.0/changes.html].
> >
> > Hen
> >
> >
> >
> >
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