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From Corey Scott <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Create a sandbox commons-money component?
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 02:59:28 GMT

I have to say my interest is peaked. I'm interested to see what you have 
in mind for this.


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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