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From "David Gilliland" <>
Subject RE: Proposal for the Commons Sandbox
Date Mon, 08 Mar 2004 19:30:42 GMT
True, but the term "builder" in the org.apache.commons.lang.builder sense of the word means
"a thing that helps me build a method".  After all, "EqualsBuilder" is named such because
it helps me build an equals() method, not because it builds a thing called an "equals".

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Reply-To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <>
Date:  Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:10:45 -0500

>>I would be happy to incorporate it into
>>but there's just something about this categorization that bugs me a
>>Isn't the term "builder" a bit misleading here?  After all, Jestr
>>really care if I am building a toString() method or not, and if I am
>>stringifying some legacy or third party class, then what exactly am I
>You're building the string representation of that object.
>Yoav Shapira
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