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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: primitives
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2009 22:27:42 GMT
Yes, thank you, can I please have the karma :-)

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Rahul Akolkar <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Henri Yandell <> wrote:
>> Or you could start up a sandbox project. We've had good success with
>> ASF committers creating a sandbox branch of a released component, and
>> after diving in for a while it's then merged in to trunk where they
>> then become one of the most active coders of that component.
>> So +1 to a sandbox branch to primitives if you have ideas you'd like
>> to play with. ASF committers get karma to the sandbox on request, so
>> just need you to want to do that and we can add karma.
> <snip/>
> It occurs to me we don't say the above sandbox karma bit on the site,
> or atleast not prominently enough. I will add that to the sandbox page
> (when I get a chance).
> -Rahul
>> Hen
>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
>>> Stephen,
>>> It's interesting to me that the world in general knows about Trove,
>>> but not so much this.
>>> The fact that the front page is labelled with a snapshot version might
>>> have something to do with it, but I am kind of mystified. One thing
>>> that I'd like to add that Trove has is a full generic object hash map
>>> that is an open hash to avoid the space bloat of the stock Java
>>> HashMap.
>>> I am willing to make time to work on this. Since I'm not a committer
>>> at commons, I'm thinking that my proposed lab is a reasonable place to
>>> put in some effort and then bring it back into commons. Or maybe I
>>> should just start teeing up patches at commons? I find that
>>> reorganizing changes that might be called for to do generics and such
>>> are really clumsy  in patches, so svn cp-ing to a lab might still make
>>> sense.
>>> I'm copy the labs list to test if I'm making a particle of sense.
>>> --benson
>>> On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Stephen Colebourne
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> Benson Margulies wrote:
>>>>> I proposed a lab over at labs in which to start construction of
>>>>> something much like what commons-primitives describes itself as
>>>>> setting out to do. The web page for primitives suggests a rather
>>>>> dormant state. Is there anybody in there actively working on
>>>>> primitives?
>>>> I think [primitives] is stable and complete, thus appears rather quiet.
>>>> I'd also point out Joda-Primitives -
>>>> Its a fork of the concept of [primitives] but with an API design I felt more
>>>> comfortable with. However, I don't have time to work on it (generify,
>>>> release). I'll grant access to anyone that wants to help on it.
>>>> Stephen
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