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From "matic@nimp.co.uk" <ma...@nimp.co.uk>
Subject Re: Conversion utility class
Date Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:08:43 GMT
Commons-codec seems biased towards files and networking operation.
Someone suggested Commons-convert, which is in the sandbox right now.
That's seems a better match.

Thanks for your suggestion.
Sebastien

Original Message:
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From: Paul Libbrecht paul@hoplahup.net
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 18:34:43 +0100
To: dev@commons.apache.org
Subject: Re: Conversion utility class


How about commons-codec?
paul


Le 4 févr. 2012 à 06:38, matic@nimp.co.uk a écrit :

> Hello,
> 
> I am developing a utility class and would like to contribute it to an
> Apache project. I am writing to know if Apache commons is the right
> project, which sub project would be the right place and then how to do. 
> 
> Background:
> I Work on a regular basis with embedded devices, driving them and
analyzing
> the results using Java and Scala code. In this domain, it is often
required
> to manipulate data at bit level, and the bit ordering and byte ordering
> tends to vary from one type of device to another.
> I did not found an open source library for converting basic data types
> between each other, changing endianness and bit ordering, so I am writing
> one. As it is rather boring and time consuming to do so, I would like to
> share it with others. The other motivation being that other people may
find
> bugs and performance improvement...
> 
> Where to contribute ? 
> Apache Commons Lang seems to be the right place for that kind of utility
> class, however, my utility class is coded in Scala, is that ok ? I use it
> in java programs without any problems since scala basic types are actually
> java basic types, same for arrays. From user point of view, this is
> transparent, however the documentation is not javadoc but scaladoc, that's
> similar but user will definitely notice and may be confused. It seems
there
> is no tool to generate a javadoc from a scala file :-S
> 
> Details:
> If you want to have a look, the source, test and doc are here:
> http://www.nimp.co.uk/free/conv/
> 
> Best regards,
> Sebastien
> 
> 
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