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From "Rahul Akolkar" <rahul.akol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Class I would like to commit to commons Collections
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:47:35 GMT
On 8/29/07, John <jhunsley@txttools.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm new to the collections mailing list and I have a class I think would
> be appropriate to be donated to the collections API.
>
<snip/>

Please submit enhancement requests via JIRA as outlined here [1], so
they stay on radar.

-Rahul

[1] http://commons.apache.org/collections/issue-tracking.html


> This is an extension of the MultiHashMap and filters a given Collection
> by a given field. It will put the objects into the map using the field
> value as the key.
>
> For example, lets say I have a class X which has an integer i. I have
> four instances of X each with the following names and values of i.
>
> x1 i=1
> x2 i=2
> x3 i=2
> x4 i=5
>
> The resulting MultiHashMap will contain the following after a call to
> sortCollection(X.class, "i"); has been made.
>
> key | Objects
> 1   | x1
> 2   | x2, x3
> 5   | x4
>
> I can then get a Collection of sorted objects by asking the map for the
> key value. I find this very useful in many situations I have come
> across. I will of course make the required doc, package and src
> formatting changes to the class before submitting it.
>
> Please can you take a look and tell me if it is worth committing this to
> the Collections repository. What is the process I need to go through
> before committing? I'm a bit pressed for time at the mo' so I can't
> really spend too much time working on the Collections API as a regular
> developer. I am a big fan of the commons Collections API and commons
> project in general, just wish I had more time to get involved.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> John Hunsley.
> Technical Supervisor, Cy-nap Ltd.
>

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