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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: [OT] The Way Java Handles Date
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2004 20:20:30 GMT

See commons-lang's DateUtils and DateFormatUtils
Enhancements to these classes should be suggested on the commons-dev
mailing list.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rhino []
>Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 3:16 PM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Re: [OT] The Way Java Handles Date
>Good point! Instead of complaining about it, the best way is to come up
>a better way ourselves. Unless of course we can persuade Sun to do it
>Mind you, Roedy Green already has a BigDate package (if I remember the
>correctly) and I was starting to think about using it before I finally
>figured out the date stuff that I needed to know. Maybe that would meet
>needs. Personally, I've resisted going that way because I didn't want
>something "non-standard" if at all possible. But that's just me.
>As for the tutorial you saw on dates, I'd be curious to know where it
is. I
>don't remember seeing much of anything about dates in the Java Tutorial
>maybe you mean some other tutorial. I figured out most of what I've
>about dates from Google posts where people were discussing problems and
>was not the nicest way to do it.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Denis Haskin" <>
>To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
>Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 3:00 PM
>Subject: Re: [OT] The Way Java Handles Date
>> Why does Sun need to do it?  Anyone could do it.  Seems like it could
>> a candidate for Jakarta Commons... or is it too trivial?
>> dwh
>> Yansheng Lin wrote:
>> >As I said, this is a faq.  There is already tutorials on Sun's
>But the
>> >way it works now is kind of counter-intuitive.  That's the problem
>> >Wouldn't it be nicer if Sun came up with an Wrapper interface that
>> >user create a Date object with different arguments?
>> >
>> >
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