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From Stephen Colebourne <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Create a sandbox commons-money component?
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:29:54 GMT
My view is to keep it simple. I'm not sure that general I18N code has 
much in common with Money.

As there seems to be some interest I'll try and check in to the sandbox.


Ralph Goers wrote:
> Is "Money" going to support I18N? I would think it would be more 
> appropriate to include in a collection of I18N stuff than in with lang 
> or by itself.  I'm not too enamored with the current implementations of 
> ResourceBundles. Struts MessageResource (which they seem to have dropped 
> in struts2) and Spring MessageSource seem to be a little better, but I 
> need an I18N system which has a lot of the capabilities that Cocoon's 
> has (multiple locations and recursive replacement) - without needing the 
> rest of Cocoon.
> Ralph
> On 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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