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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: Wrap ICU4J to implement java.text.DecimalFormat enhancement of Java 5.0
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2006 11:43:25 GMT
+1 (care to submit a patch?)


Paulex Yang wrote:
> Richard,
> 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


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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