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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Location for API extensions
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2006 12:37:11 GMT

Leo Simons wrote:
> I personally think that it is a good idea to seperate out non-J2SE-specific
> non-Harmony-specific stuff as much as possible. I also think it is a good idea
> to evaluate very carefully on a case-by-case basis whether it makes sense to
> have that kind of code live under the "harmony" banner -- experience has shown
> that breaking out "true" utility stuff can help result in wider usage of that
> stuff which tends to result in more bugfixes, better code, etc.

Certainly something to consider.  Only issue is one of necessary control 
- we need to have a set of behaviors driven by spec/tck reasons that a 
general purpose package wouldn't care about.

> For example (and I'm being really naive here) I can imagine that java.util
> could be built on top of jakarta-commons-collections, or that java.util.logging
> could be built on top of log4j (now that'd be cool).

Well, Commons Collections depends on java.util :)

> But this is just me imagining stuff that might be possible in the future. For
> now it doesn't make sense to worry or think about this too much - we'll see
> what kind of ties between harmony and something like jakarta-commons (or
> whatever other part of the open source java space we're on about here) is
> possible as the issue comes up. 


> cheers!
> Leo

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