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From Martin Cooper <mart...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [vfs][all][poll]regular expression library or jdk1.4 as minimum requirement
Date Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:40:28 GMT


On Mon, 14 Jun 2004, Mario Ivankovits wrote:

> Hello!
>
> A contribution of Rami Ojares brings in an "PatternSelector" to handle 
> ant-style patterns (/dir/**/file) to select files.
> This class currently uses the jdk1.4 regular expression library.
>
> Now there are some questions how to handle the regexp thing:
> [X] Avoid dependency to jdk1.4.
> [ ] ... use jakarta-regexp
> [X] ... use jakarta-oro
> [ ] ... use the regexp bundled with ant.

IIRC, DFS changed ORO recently so that JDK 1.4 could be used, if desired, 
so having VFS use ORO makes sense to me.

--
Martin Cooper


> But then we could not use the 
> PatternSelector without the ant.jar and have to move it to the vfs.ant 
> package. This powerfull thing might then not be useable for projects without 
> it.
>
> [ ] Dont bother and use jdk1.4 as minimum requirement (and its regexp)
>
>
> Here is my vote:
> [X] Dont bother and use jdk1.4 as minimum requirement
> But i dont know which jdk version will be the most used and this is why i 
> started this poll.
> IMHO at least for a sandbox component it should be permitted to use this 
> "bleeding edge ;-)" jdk-version.
>
>
> PS: During writing of this poll, i noticed that there already two 
> dependencies to the jdk1.4, but those can be easily reverted.
>
> -- 
> Mario
>
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