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From "Michael Heuer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COLLECTIONS-110) [collections] Support parametized classes with commons.collections.
Date Sat, 10 Jun 2006 17:57:30 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COLLECTIONS-110?page=comments#action_12415690 ]


Michael Heuer commented on COLLECTIONS-110:
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> Perhaps a key reason that collections isn't generified is that
> I don't use JDK1.5 in my day job. 

That is unfortunate -- a lot of developers do.


> Every time I start to try and get my head around them, I realise just
> how confusing and messy they are. Reams of rules, exceptions
> to rules, strange corner cases, unexpected consequences... 

Might you be able to write test cases for some of these concerns?

> [collections] Support parametized classes with commons.collections.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: COLLECTIONS-110
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COLLECTIONS-110
>      Project: Commons Collections
>         Type: Bug

>  Environment: Operating System: other
> Platform: Other
>     Reporter: Colbert Philippe

>
> It's time to create a parallel version of commons.collections to support 
> parametized classes of each container class and abstract class.  It's not that 
> hard.  There is a 23 PDF document on Sun Java website describing in detail how 
> it should be done and what to watch out for.
> I already converted a few classes from commons.collection privately for my own 
> needs.  Once you get the hang of it, it's a rather quick process.
> I am even willing to volunteer my time to do some more but I need the 
> collaboration of some of the original programmers to watch over things.

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