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From David Graham <grahamdavid1...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [pcollections][PROPOSAL] Primitive collections - new sandbox component from [collections]
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2003 23:58:27 GMT
--- "Sean W. Ferguson" <seanslists@comcast.net> wrote:
> Isn't Java 1.5 going to have this?

Yes, Java 1.5's autoboxing of primitives gives you this functionality.

David

> 
> __matthewHawthorne wrote:
> > Sounds great, as there is already a large codebase to get started
> with.
> > 
> > pcollections seems like a nice simple name... primitive-collections 
> > seems too long, and other combinations of half-words like "prim" and 
> > "coll" may just leave people confused.
> > 
> > I'm willing to lend a helping hand... just let me know where to aim
> and 
> > shoot.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> > 
> >> The attached proposal is to create a new Sandbox project, named
> >> [pcollections] to house a complete set of primitive collections. 
> >> Reasoning:
> >>
> >> 1) [collections] is already large, and primitive-collections and 
> >> collections
> >> actually have remarkably little in common
> >>
> >> 2) The current primitive collections code in [collections] is
> completely
> >> isolated from the rest of the [collections] code, a sure-fire 
> >> indicator of
> >> being better in a separate project with its own release cycle
> >>
> >> 3) A positive response from Soren Bak of the PCJ project to integrate
> a
> >> complete set of primitive-collections together in one place.
> >>
> >>
> >> This mail is to enable anyone to
> >> - object to the idea
> >> - come up with a better name than pcollections
> >> - to volunteer support (please!!)
> >> - or any other comment :-)
> >>
> >> Stephen
> >>
> >>  
> >>
> >>
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