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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: [JEXL 2.0] o.a.c.jexl or o.a.c.jexl2 ?
Date Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:52:42 GMT

Henrib wrote at Mittwoch, 18. November 2009 00:53:

> Paul Benedict-2 wrote:
>> ...
>> Do you think this is beneficial to your users?
>> ...
> Who are JEXL users today?

Most prominent: Maven 1, ServiceMix and commons-scxml.

However, there are enough projects using older versions:

Most interesting for us: commons-jelly.

> Is it better for them to be one compilation away 
> with no code change (based on known cases) or would they rather continue
> using an obsolete version?

Well, what do you do if you use commons-jelly, commons-scxml and
commons-jexl in combination?

> I'm a biased user and see Jexl as a coding "glue" convenient for dev teams
> and the compilation option suits me well. I also don't know how many
> active projects still use JEXL (besides Commons Configuration); its
> community is not very vocal... Thus the question trying to get other
> active users opinion. :-)

The question is, if it is a drop-in replacement. If not, you may not be able
to use the new version due to transitive deps.

- Jörg

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