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From paul womack <>
Subject Re: [collections] ... and generics
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2006 15:31:12 GMT
Sandy McArthur wrote:
> On 4/10/06, Stephen Colebourne <> wrote:
>>D D wrote:
>>>Is there a plan to port commons-collections to jdk5+ using generics ?
>>>I know there is some ports (
>> > and but they are not
>> > active... Their implementation seems quite complete so why not
>> > integrating them in "commons" ?
>>Unfortunately, this is due to a lack of developer time at commons. It
>>may happen at some point, when someone at apache needs the functionality.
> I also think there will be some resistance as Java 1.3 is still a
> pretty common target and many projects depend on commons collections. 
> My personal feeling is that Java 1.4 is increasingly becoming the next
> baseline JVM and it will be a while (read when Java 1.7 is released)
> before everyone has moved forward enough that resistance towards
> making Java 1.5 a baseline will be minimal.

I'm aware that this is NOT a poll, and yet....

  "me too"


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