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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Create a sandbox commons-money component?
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 04:49:21 GMT
Sounds fun, +1. Definitely fits my "I'll join in" interest area.

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Stephen Colebourne
<> wrote:
> One of the items the JDK doesn't have is a Money class (despite having a
> Currency class). I'm raising the question of whether others here would be
> interested in creating a new component (or possibly adding it to a Java 5
> version of commons-lang).
> I have recently coded a Money class with full tests, which I have considered
> releasing as a Joda-Money component. But I don't really have the time to put
> into this with the JSR-310 work. If there are others at commons that want to
> take what I've done and breath life into it to get it released perhaps that
> might be the best way?
> I don't consider what I have done to be complete BTW. It is a basic Money
> class, but I was planning on adding BigMoney, formatting and parsing too -
> if I had enough time.
> One key scope point, I see this as just being to provide the value objects
> and formatting. All the myriad of financial calculations shouldn't be part
> of the basic commons-money, thus it would be a very small component.
> To reiterate, I don't really have time to lead this or release it, so I'm
> just testing the water to see if it piques anyone's interest.
> Stephen
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