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From Paulex Yang <paulex.y...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: Wrap ICU4J to implement java.text.DecimalFormat enhancement of Java 5.0
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2006 07:57:17 GMT

I prefer to totally wrap ICU4J as long as Harmony depend on ICU4J. 
First, ICU4J is really good at these things while it is always evolving 
to follow new standard, and its license is friendly to user like 
Harmony, second, it should be not difficult to wrap it, and at last, we 
can get a smaller DecimalFormat/NumberFormat implementation.

Richard Liang wrote:
> As mentioned in Java 5.0 "New Features":
> The DecimalFormat class has been enhanced to format and parse 
> BigDecimal and BigInteger values without loss of precision. Formatting 
> of such values is enhanced automatically; parsing into BigDecimal 
> needs to be enabled using the setParseBigDecimal method.
> As I know, ICU4J 3.4 has already support BigDecimal and BigInteger. 
> And ICU4J is special for internationalization. Shall we just wrap 
> ICU4J 3.4 to implement the new enhancement? Or simply re-implement 
> whole DecimalFomat/NumberFormat by wrapping ICU4J's classes?
> Any comments? Thanks a lot

Paulex Yang
China Software Development Lab

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