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From David Graham <>
Subject Re: [beanutils] [PROPOSAL] create optional package
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2004 22:39:50 GMT

--- robert burrell donkin <> wrote:
> we've talked before about removing the dependency of beanutils on 
> collections. there are two parts to this, the first is to come up with 
> a solution to the issue of fasthashmap, 

FastHashMap states that it's not completely portable across JVM
implementations which, IMO, means it (or similarly implemented Maps)
shouldn't be used.  Using a standard HashMap would be better.


> the second is what to do about 
> BeanPropertyValueChangeClosure, BeanPropertyValueEqualsPredicate and 
> BeanToPropertyValueTransformer.
> i'd like to propose that we solve the second problem by a home for 
> optional classes with non-core dependencies and move these classes into 
> it.
> i'd prefer to use a maven-friendly subdirectory called 'optional' with 
> commons/beanutils with a complete maven-friendly directory structure. 
> for distribution, we create a beanutils-optional.jar but include that 
> within the main distribution (in a similar way to ant).
> comments please :)
> - robert
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