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From "Tony Wu" <wuyue...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib]remove the duplicate locale data
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2007 14:23:31 GMT
On 11/6/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Tony Wu wrote:
> > I've raised a JIRA[1] for migrating the dependencies of locale related
> > data to icu4j and remove the data in
> > luni/src/main/java/org/apache/harmony/luni/internal/locale/. Currently
> > I have delegated all the locale related classes to corresponding
> > classes in icu4j and successfully removed the dependencies of harmony
> > resource bundles.
> Cool -- this is good because it removes the code duplication we have at
> present, it shifts the maintenance of the locale data into the right
> place (IMHO) that being the ICU project, and gives us the opportunity to
> use the ICU tools to customize/refresh/etc the data for Harmony each
> time the USA decide to introduce another daylight savings change ;-)

> > As expected, there are around 20 failures of harmony test. Many of
> > them are caused by data difference. I've listed all of them on harmony
> > wiki[2] and will raise them to icu soon.
> Ack.  I believe that (pretty much) everyone gets the data from the CLDR,
> so I would expect any differences to be tests that have out of date
> assumptions about the data.

Yes, I'll check it based on CLDR.
> > By applying this patch, we can get 4.2 mega bytes decrease in harmony
> > source code, including the svn data.
> ooh, say that again!  Removing 4.2Mb of redundant source code is excellent.
> > My proposal is to apply the patch on 5061 first and exclude these
> > tests which fail on different locale data. Then I'll take follow up
> > action to contact icu team and get solution to move them out.
> > Otherwise I'm afraid my fix will be outdated for waiting until icu
> > team get ready to fix the data. Do you have any objection?
> >
> > Later, I'll take care of the performance issue of this delegation.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your comments
> Sounds like a good plan.
> Regards,
> Tim

Tony Wu
China Software Development Lab, IBM

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