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From Stephen Colebourne <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [lang] 3.0, what's in; what's out
Date Sat, 14 Mar 2009 13:34:38 GMT
Luc Maisonobe wrote:
>> Fraction is up for debate. Do we cede this to Commons Math. Sure it
>> might add another jar to some people's code, but probably good for
>> them to be more aware of Math.
> 
> There is already a Fraction class in [math]. I'm not sure if it should
> be removed from [lang]. If it was put there at the first place, it was
> needed by someone. Pushing users towards [math] may be difficult for
> such a small class.

[math] is a specialised library that most users don't need. [lang] is a 
general purpose library that many users do need. Fraction is a general 
purpose class, and fits well in [lang]. There is no reason why it 
shouldn't be in both places, and I'm -1 on removal from [lang].

Stephen

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