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From Benedikt Ritter <>
Subject Re: [csv] Object Mapping Proposal
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:34:43 GMT
2014-11-28 19:41 GMT+01:00 Gary Gregory <>:

> This is probably out of scope for a light weight component like Commons
> CSV. You could use Hibernate for all your mapping needs.

I don't understand what hibernate has to do with this, since it is an
object-relational mapping framework and Frank's proposal is about mapping
between CSV data and pojos... We talked about a mapping functionality for
csv before. I agree that it is out of scope of what we have currently. but
I could imagine to transform csv to a multiproject, that has a core
component and a mapping component (and probably more)

Frank, the mailing list server will strip any attachments. Can you create a
github repository, so we can discuss your proposal in more detail?


> Gary
> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: "Ulbricht,
Frank" <
>> </div><div>Date:11/28/2014  03:13  (GMT-05:00)
> </div><div>To: </div><div>Cc:  </div><div>Subject:
> [csv] Object Mapping Proposal </div><div>
> </div>Hello there,
> about 15 years ago I started to write a CSV library. Our company is using
> it for a long time now. Over the time a lot of interesting features were
> added. Now I have decided to replace it with the commons-csv. This API
> looks very good and it provides some low-level features our library is
> missing (e.g. multi-line records with escaping).
> Nevertheless, we have a lot of high-level features for easily mapping
> between objects and the csv files. I am planning to migrate those to use
> the commons-csv for the I/O work. And I want to use this chance to redesign
> our APIs.
> Now a thought crossed my mind, how about contributing this to the
> commons-csv? In order to get an idea want I am planning to do I have
> attached a sample project to this mail. It is just an idea, far from being
> perfect. It shall demonstrate how it may look like one day.
> Sure, in the moment this sample uses a lot of pretty cool Java 8 stuff,
> but there are ways to make it available to earlier Java versions too.
> Please have a look at the class “CSVObjectParserTest” it and tell me what
> you think.
> Thank you,
> Frank.
> P.S. Looks like my previous mail was ignored because the subscription
> process was not yet finished. If not, please ignore the duplicate mail.


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