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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@seagullsw.com>
Subject RE: suggestion for new StringUtils.method
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2003 19:24:38 GMT
Go here: http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=Commons

Pick "Enhancement" in the Severity drop down, fill in the rest, create a
attachment as a CVS patch for your code:
http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/patches.html

Gary

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Inger, Matthew [mailto:inger@Synygy.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 11:11
> To: 'Jakarta Commons Developers List'
> Subject: RE: suggestion for new StringUtils.method
> 
> Being new to this list, how should i go about submitting
> this method?  Do i just post the code here?
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arun Thomas [mailto:arun.thomas@paybytouch.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 1:32 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: RE: suggestion for new StringUtils.method
> 
> 
> Ooops....
> 
> Here's the bug entry:
> 
> http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22692
> 
> -AMT
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arun Thomas
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 10:31 AM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: RE: suggestion for new StringUtils.method
> 
> 
> Take a look at the following bug entry currently in Bugzilla.... Your idea
> seems to be an expansion of the desired functionality described by the
> "bug".  I would certainly add the additional behaviour you propose (escape
> characters to prevent tokenization) to this bug.
> 
> It would be interesting, I think, if this functionality was provided as a
> StringTokenizer replacement (subclass?) in line with Stephen's comment on
> the bug.  (This could be as simple as a delegation to a StringUtils
> method,
> or a StringUtils convenience method could delegate to the StringTokenizer
> replacement.)
> 
> Cheers,
> -AMT
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Inger, Matthew [mailto:inger@Synygy.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 10:03 AM
> To: 'commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org'
> Subject: suggestion for new StringUtils.method
> 
> 
> The following method might be extremely useful for people:
> 
> String [] undelimit(String input, char separatorChar, char quoteChar);
> 
> This method splits a string according to a Delimiter seperated format
> (CSV) for example.  It takes into account quoting, as well as allowing for
> empty tokens.  So a string like the following:
> 
> a, , b, "c,d,e", "f""g""h",
> 
> would return the following tokens:
> 
> 1- a
> 2- <blank>
> 3- b
> 4- c,d,e
> 5- f"g"h
> 6- <blank>
> 
> It happens to strip leading whitespace, but i could always make that
> optional.
> 
> It's an extremely efficient algorithm which runs through the underlying
> character array one character at a time to build the tokens.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 
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