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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [csv] Java 5?
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:34:30 GMT
Just put Simone on it and it'll be out in no time (both of them)! :)
On Nov 10, 2011 12:18 PM, "Emmanuel Bourg" <ebourg@apache.org> wrote:

> Le 10/11/2011 18:00, sebb a écrit :
>
>  Flatfile seems to have much wider scope, and the API is
>> correspondingly much more involved.
>>
>> I'm not sure I see how CSV fits in.
>>
>> But if CSV *is* merged in, I would hope the API would remain simple.
>>
>
> +1, [csv] is simple and focused, I'd stick to it and ensure we get quickly
> to a release.
>
> Now I realize that the writer package of [csv] supports fixed width files
> with no delimiters, which clearly overlaps with [flatfile]. For this reason
> I think it deserves to be removed from [csv].
>
> I suggest to move in small steps:
>
> 1. let's push [csv] to a release, it could be done rather quickly
> 2. keep on refining [flatfile] and release it independently
> 3. eventually merge the two projects if it seems appropriate
>
> I fear that merging now could be discouraging and eventually delay much
> longer a release. [flatfile] is already 3 years old and [csv] 6 years old.
>
> Emmanuel Bourg
>
>

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