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From "Gary Gregory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CSV-68) Use the Builder pattern for CSVFormat
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:56:12 GMT

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Gary Gregory commented on CSV-68:
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Yes, that seems good.

I committed https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12553560/CSV-68_20121114.patch
so you can pick up trunk and keep on going. I then renamed the methods that create a builder
newBuilder().
                
> Use the Builder pattern for CSVFormat
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CSV-68
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CSV-68
>             Project: Commons CSV
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Sebb
>         Attachments: CSV-68_20121111.patch, CSV-68_20121114.patch, CSV-68.patch, CSVFormat2.java,
CVSFormat2Main.java
>
>
> Using a builder pattern to create CSVFormat instances would allow the settings to be
validated at creation time and would eliminate the need to keep creating new CSVFormat instances
whilst still allowing the class to be immutable.
> A possible API is as follows:
> {code}
> CSVFormat DEFAULT = CSVFormat.init(',') // delimiter is required
>         .withEncapsulator('"')
>         .withLeadingSpacesIgnored(true)
>         .withTrailingSpacesIgnored(true)
>         .withEmptyLinesIgnored(true)
>         .withLineSeparator("\r\n") // optional, as it would be the default
>         .build();
> CSVFormat format = CSVFormat.init(CSVFormat.DEFAULT) // alternatively start with pre-defined
format
>         .withSurroundingSpacesIgnored(false)
>         .build();
> {code}
> Compare this with the current syntax:
> {code}
> // internal syntax; not easy to determine what all the parameters do
> CSVFormat DEFAULT1 = new CSVFormat(',', '"', DISABLED, DISABLED, true, true, false, true,
CRLF);
> // external syntax
> CSVFormat format = CSVFormat.DEFAULT.withSurroundingSpacesIgnored(false);
> {code}
> As a proof of concept I've written skeleton code which compiles (but needs completing).

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