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From David Graham <grahamdavid1...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [pcollections][PROPOSAL] Primitive collections - new sandbox component from [collections]
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:00:17 GMT
--- __matthewHawthorne <mhawthorne@alumni.pitt.edu> wrote:
> Java 1.5 is going to have a lot of new tricks, such as the auto boxing 
> and unboxing that you're referring to, also generics, enums, etc.  I've 
> played with the prototype compiler, and I have to say, the new features 
> are pretty cool.  It seems that a lot of the things they are providing 
> have been implemented in some way already in commons.
> 
> It appears to be a requirement that all commons code must run on Java 
> 1.2, but I'm not quite sure why.  

This is not a requirement.  Each project can choose what their minimum
Java level is.

David

> Why is this?  Maybe comons should 
> always stay 2 versions behind the current Java version, and bump up to 
> 1.3 once 1.5 comes out... is this possible or desirable? 
> 
> Another example is Ant... until recently, I think Ant was still required
> 
> to run on Java 1.1, but they bumped it up to Java 1.2 for Ant 1.6.  
> They've just started using Collections... it seems kind of strange.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Sean W. Ferguson wrote:
> 
> > Isn't Java 1.5 going to have this?
> >
> > __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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