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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: Java8 utilities
Date Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:19:11 GMT
On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 8:04 AM, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@bpm-inspire.com> schrieb am Mi., 21. Sep.
> 2016 um 16:55 Uhr:
>
> > Jan Matèrne (jhm) wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >> We could also have Lamda utility classes in [lang], the classes would
> > >> target Java 8 while the other classes would remain at the Java 6 level
> > >> (this implies compiling the classes separately and recombining them in
> > >> the final jar).
> > >
> > > From a users point of view I would search in commons-lang for language
> > > "extensions". But this kind of building would be ... complex.
> >
> > No, it's a quite simple configuration with Maven. However, you have to be
> > prepared for users running into problems using the resulting jar file:
> >
> > 1/ in Android, because the Dalvik compiler is not able to convert the
> > classes targeting Java 8
> >
> > 2/ in Web/App Servers running with Java 7 or below that scan the
> libraries
> > in the classpath for annotations
> >
>
> I still think we should use Commons Functor for this kind of functionality.
> Commons Lang originally only hosted extensions to the java.lang package.
> Over time more and more stuff creeped in (reflect, concurrent, text). We
> responded to that by creating Commons Text and Commons Functor. I think
> small focused components are the right direction instead of putting even
> more stuff into Commons Lang. I hope to have some time to work on Text and
> Functor after I'm done with the Commons Lang 3.5 release... :)
>

Once [lang] 3.5 is out, I think we should update [lang] to Java 7. We could
talk about going directly to Java 8.

Lambdas are a core Java feature, it feel to me like it belongs in [lang].
[functor] feels like something that should only be for pre-Java 8.

Gary

>
> Regards,
> Benedikt
>
>
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Jörg
> >
> >
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