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From "Adrian Crum (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (OFBIZ-4545) DateFormat API extension
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:52:51 GMT

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Adrian Crum commented on OFBIZ-4545:
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The method:

public static String formatDate(Date date, DateFormat dateFormatter)

is not needed. If you already have both objects, then you can format the date with them.

Do not test for null arguments and return an empty String - that is a bad design pattern that
makes development and debugging difficult. If client code passes a null argument to the method,
then the method should throw a NPE - that is how you let the client code know that it is doing
something wrong. See the current version of UtilDateTime.java, line 760 and below for the
correct way to implement date/time methods.

                
> DateFormat API extension
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: OFBIZ-4545
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OFBIZ-4545
>             Project: OFBiz
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: framework
>            Reporter: Dimitri Unruh
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: OFBIZ-4545.patch, OFBIZ-4545.patch
>
>
> Some API extensions for Dateformating

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