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From Christian Meder <>
Subject Re: [collections] [functor] Split functors from collections
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2005 22:41:27 GMT
On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 21:52 +0000, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> Commons collections is a large jar file. Some users have issue with 
> that. Those users tend to complain most about the functor part, which is 
> an area of more religious feeling than the rest of collections.
> I want to float the idea therefore of splitting the functors away from 
> collections. This was done once before with primitives.
> Proposal A is to create a new commons proper component [functors] which 
> contains the functors subpackage and the four functor *Utils classes and 
> releasing commons-functors.jar. The package name would not change (this 
> is as per [primitives]). This proposal works because [functors] and 
> [collections] could easily be on different release schedules.
> Proposal B is to just release [collections] as two jars, 
> commons-collections (no functors) and commons-collections-functor.
> Thoughts?

Any naming problems with the functor sandbox component ? It's rather
quiet since quite a while but at least it's not officially dead.


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