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From "Sean W. Ferguson" <seansli...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [pcollections][PROPOSAL] Primitive collections - new sandbox component from [collections]
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2003 23:44:56 GMT
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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