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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [lang][codec] DigestUtils?
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2003 19:32:10 GMT
From: "Dave Dribin" <>
> On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 01:32:59PM -0400, Henri Yandell wrote:
> > However it's not within Lang's scope. Codec already has the other half
> > equation [hex representations] so possibly this could fall withing
> > realm.
> Really?  As a user of commons-lang already, it seems to fall under the
> "helper utility" aspect, similar to the static methods of *Utils
> classes already present.  It's not providing any new codecs, just a
> facade around existing core Java objects.  For compatibilities sake, I
> did check when MessageDigest was included in Java core, and is
> included all the way back in JDK 1.2.
[lang] limits itself to java.lang, java.util and java.math packages. Really
basic classes. It is not a general place for utilities around any JDK class.

> I can provide the code and JUnit tests, and you guys can do whatever
> you like with 'em. :) Is this the appropriate list?  What's the proper
> method to transfer copyright to ASF?
Simply change the license before you send it will generally do.


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