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From Oliver Heger <oliver.he...@oliver-heger.de>
Subject Re: [lang] 3.0, what's in; what's out
Date Sat, 14 Mar 2009 20:38:29 GMT
May I repeat my proposal [1] to add some utility classes related to 
concurrency?

Oliver

[1] http://www.mail-archive.com/dev@commons.apache.org/msg08095.html

Henri Yandell schrieb:
> Starting up a thread for cleanup discussions on Lang.
> 
> I've removed the enum (was a blocker on JDK 5) and enums (people need
> to use real enums now) packages from Lang's trunk and moved them to a
> lang-backcompat sibling component. I've not made it a branch, it lives
> at the same level as trunk and will need its future to be decided.
> 
> An EnumUtils class has been added to the main lang package.
> 
> I also think the exception package should go. Again - the JDK has
> support for this now and there's no strong value in Lang having an
> alternative to stop people thinking about JDK 1.5. The ExceptionUtils
> class should move up to the main lang package and needs to have the
> Nestable Lang code removed from it. Presumably it still has value.
> 
> Some of the Date code is tempting to delete. Either due to buginess,
> or general 'this isn't that cool' ness.
> 
> JVMRandom should go. I'm not convinced it's had much use.
> 
> IDKey should move to package scoping - I've not seen an argument made
> yet for it being public.
> 
> 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.
> 
> WordUtils and StringEscapeUtils both strike me as 'desirable but
> flawed'. We should consider overhauls.
> 
> The Security requiring stuff in builder for reflection needs to go
> away imo. Makes it less than useful.
> 
> We need a PackageUtils in reflect.
> 
> We need to consider if there are any annotations that are valuable to
> be pseudo-standard.
> 
> I'm still partial to a RegexUtils.
> 
> Plus general generifying, varargs, autoboxing.
> 
> Deletion of all deprecated methods/classes.
> 
> And the various other backwards incompatible changes that people have
> been requesting.
> 
> Hen
> 
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