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From "Henri Yandell" <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [convert] Project restart ?
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2006 20:01:27 GMT
On 8/1/06, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> Oliver Zeigermann wrote:
> > 2006/7/31, Kris Nuttycombe <Kris.Nuttycombe@noaa.gov>:
> >
> >> I'd be happy to donate a little time, if someone could give a report on
> >> what the current state of the project is and what needs to be done. Data
> >> conversion is a significant issue where I work.
> >
> > I guess convert is much more about converting one Java structure to
> > another. I need data conversion tools as well, but I doubt commons is
> > the right place for that.
>
> I think that a key issue with its failure first time around was scope.
> Personally, I would be quite comfortable to see [convert] only support
> conversion between Objects and Strings and vice versa. ie. a very simple
> component.
>
> IMHO, anything else leads into much more difficult design choices, and
> leads beyond the range of commons. For example, I know that there is at
> least one sf project doing Object to Object conversions already (but I
> can't find a reference).
>
> Can we KISS?

+1.

That's the one we usually need, Object->String and String->Object.
Becomes a much simpler interface then.

Hen

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