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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Incubation proposal for [flatfile] component
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:23:37 GMT

--- sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18/06/2008, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > At long last, I have prepared the preliminary
> >  proposal.  I'd like to have the support of
> Commons as
> >  the sponsoring PMC.  I'd also like it if I could
> get a
> >  couple of mentors from the group as well.  The
> current
> >  proposal can be viewed at:
> > 
>
http://people.apache.org/~mbenson/flatfile-proposal/proposal
> 
> If I understand the docs, the proposed project
> allows one to parse or
> generate flat files in different formats, the
> formats being defined by
> a data description language - is that correct?
> If so, it might help to say that both
> reading/writing of flat files is
> supported.

Noted.

> 
> It would really help to have some simple examples -
> and maybe some
> not-so-simple examples: e.g. could it be used to
> parse some of the ASF
> data files?

You mean like the foundation files?  Eventually, but
ATM it's fairly weak on reading dynamically-sized
input.  I'll try to knock some examples together
soon-ish.  :|

> 
> >  If you have any interest in this being a Commons
> >  component, or if you are a PMC member and feel
> you
> >  would veto Commons' sponsorship of this podling,
> >  please say so.  Assuming the initial reaction is
> >  positive, I will then call a vote to make the
> >  sponsorship official and move the proposal to the
> >  Incubator wiki where I hope volunteering mentors
> will
> >  add themselves.  :)
> 
> Seems to me that Commons is a suitable home for the
> code.

Thanks again,
Matt

> 
> >  Thanks,
> >  Matt
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 
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