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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: FormattableUtils
Date Fri, 22 Apr 2011 23:08:03 GMT
On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 3:33 PM, Matt Benson <> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Gary Gregory <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 4:04 PM, Henri Yandell <> wrote:
>>>  Date is in java.util; we put it in lang.time.
>>>  MessageFormat is in java.util; we put it in lang.text.
>>> I think this can live in lang.text happily enough for the same reason
>>> the other classes are in there. 'util' is a blah name :)
>> Yes, 'util' is a blah name for sure! But it matches the JRE. Since we do not
>> follow the JRE pkg name for the classes you point out, it makes sense to
>> give it a more sensible name.
> I don't care either way.  I added it to util for parallelism with the
> JDK classes.  :)

The history is that we used to have Commons Util with tons of stuff in
the util package. We split that up into IO, Lang, Codec etc
(Collections was already separate) and have avoided mapping to the
catch-all util package ever since.


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