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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [lang] Reflection or not?
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2002 16:51:21 GMT
can we have this discussion once lang as been proposed (and hopefully 
accepted) as a common component?

is there any reason why a vote on promoting lang shouldn't be called 
straight away?

- robert

On Friday, July 5, 2002, at 07:45 AM, wrote:

> Hello,
> One of the things that need further discussion before a 1.0 release of
> Commons-Lang is the fact whether we are going to add some reflection
> functionality or not. With this message, I would like to get the ball
> rolling.
> Here are my questions and opinions.
> Q: Do you consider commons-lang only an extension to java.lang or to
> java.lang *and* it's subpackages?
> A: I would consider it an extension to java.lang *and* it's subpackages.
> Q: Can we add reflection functionality without overlapping with
> Commons-BeanUtils?
> A: This depends on what functionality people have in mind.
> Q: Can we add reflection possibility without introducing new dependencies?
> A: Commons-lang should only have the JDK libraries as its dependency for
> users of commons-lang. JUnit required for testing purposes.
> Ringo
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