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From "dion gillard (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JEXL-24) Support Long for integer literal instead of Integers
Date Sun, 28 Oct 2007 10:55:50 GMT

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dion gillard commented on JEXL-24:
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We could use a BigInteger to hold the value for the IntegerLiteral.

This gives us large precision.

Or is compatibility with the EL spec worthwhile?

> Support Long for integer literal instead of Integers
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JEXL-24
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JEXL-24
>             Project: Commons JEXL
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.0, 1.1
>            Reporter: dion gillard
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0, 1.1.1
>
>         Attachments: JEXL-24.patch.txt
>
>
> Manisha Athavale reports:
> Hello,
>      We use the jexl 1.1 jar for simple expression evaluation. The parser throws number
format exception when gave expression like "3988514195 - SP". What is the limit for constants
used in expression? Actually, there should not be any limit for constants in the expression,
is it correct?
> Integer literals (such as the one above) are bound by Integer.MAX_VALUE. You may have
better luck changing the value to 3988514195.0
> Consider this a request for integer literals to be stored as Longs

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