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From scolebou...@btopenworld.com
Subject RE: [lang] System properties
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:28:54 GMT
I think I'm happy with this approach. But I now feel too closeto make a judgement for certain.
What do other [lang] committers feel?

Stephen

>  from:    Andrew Conrad <andrewconrad@attbi.com>
>  date:    Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:50:47
>  to:      commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
>  subject: RE: [lang] System properties
> 
> OK, here is a new version of SystemUtils that supports Linux == Unix and
> OSX == Mac and OSX == Unix.  
> 
> It's a pretty simple AND solution that should be easy to update and
> extend.
> 
> - Andrew
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: scolebourne@btopenworld.com 
> > [mailto:scolebourne@btopenworld.com] 
> > Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 5:18 AM
> > To: commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: RE: [lang] System properties
> > 
> > 
> > >  from:    Andrew Conrad <andrewconrad@attbi.com>
> > > So your saying that potentially there could be a Solaris family 
> > > encompassing all Solaris versions, Windows NT family 
> > encompassing NT, 
> > > 2000, XP?
> > 
> > I think that demand will come. Is Mac OSX a Mac or a UNIX?
> > 
> > 
> > > Without thinking too hard about it, the only thing I can 
> > think of is 
> > > to use a byte as the enumeration type then AND them together and 
> > > compare. That will allow a boolean method  isOSFamilyLinux and 
> > > isOSFamilyUnix to both return true  (and other possible 
> > options:  I think I heard OSX ).
> > 
> > One thing I hate is manipulating bytes with AND and OR 
> > operations. It requires me to think too much.
> > 
> > > What's the reasoning behind wanting to differentiate 
> > between Linux and 
> > > Unix, but not SunOS and AIX?
> > 
> > I would have added a Solaris option, but didn't know if 
> > Solaris == SunOS or not.
> > 
> > Stephen
> > 
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