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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [convert] conversion with default values
Date Sat, 20 Mar 2004 20:54:53 GMT
One thing I found when I started at Commons is that things often take longer
than planned ;-) Your input is most welcome, especially as at present I have
no real ideas for how to achieve the more advanced lookups. Unfortunately I
can't offer committer rights, as Apache is very fussy about this (although
frankly over time, I've begun to doubt how wise this is).

Anyway, what you can do is to join the mailing list, if you haven't already
(, emails prefixed by [convert]) . Then submit
your code as a patch to Bugzilla if you can (is it yours to donate to

Everyone should also take a good look at the new website and the new code,
which I'm hoping will be the basis for things going forward.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Blaschke" <>
> Saturday, March 20, 2004, 2:13:21 AM, you wrote:
> >> >to Integer. The trick is then to design a combination engine to allow
> >> >StringBuffer to Integer by combining StringBuffer to String plus
> >> >to Integer.
> >> Sounds interesting. Do you have already concrete ideas how such a
> >> combination engine would look like? I have thought about converters
> >> working together in a kind of chain, too, e.g. for String to Integer
> ...
> >> These are all slightly different use cases that should be supported by
> >> such an engine. What do you think?
> SC> Ron Blasch had some ideas on how this might work. I've cced to see if
> SC> wants to comment.
> Thanks Stephen.  I'd really like to move convert forward, but received
> very litte feedback to my last posts, so I thought nobody cared too
> much.
> I have:
> - some ideas how the convert lib should look, which I think would also
> solve the problems mentioned in this thread
> - a working prototype of most of my ideas
> - lots of enthusiasm to move convert forward
> Stephen, how should we proceed?  Would it be worth, and possible, for me
> to get commit access?  Or should I keep sending things to you and/or the
> list?
> Ron
> --

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