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From James Carman <>
Subject Re: primitives
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2009 04:29:31 GMT
Good idea, Henri.  I'm +1 to that.

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.
> 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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