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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [lang] Words - for 2.0
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2003 17:04:43 GMT
So, not too aarggh then, just pull WordWrapUtils ;-))

(The other stuff this morning was all javadoc except for ToStringStyle where
a method rename took place with deprecation)

Stephen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Henri Yandell" <bayard@generationjava.com>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [lang] Words - for 2.0


>
>
> On Sat, 16 Aug 2003, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>
> > In examining the release, I found I need to annoy everyone again.
>
> *aarggh* :)
>
> > WordWrapUtils is broken.
>
> No no no. It's a feature.
>
> > The algorithm relies on a newLineChars parameter that is used for two
> > purposes.
> > 1) Splitting the input string
> > 2) Adding newlines to the output string
> >
> > This is a new class, so it should either be pulled (preferred) or fixed
(not
> > preferred, as there are various issues)
>
> +1 to pulled out for consideration for 2.1/other.
>
> > Related issue - WordWrapUtils is too specific a name.
> > I propose:
> > 1) changing it to WordUtils (or StringWordUtils)
>
> +1 on WordUtils. More generic.
>
> > 2) moving capitalizeAllWords to WordUtils
> > 3) moving uncapitalizeAllWords to WordUtils
> > 4) moving swapCase to WordUtils
>
> +1 for 2.1/3.0.
>
> > This would help reduce the size of StringUtils, and provide much better
> > functional grouping. There is lots we can do with words. (Of course you
> > could argue for a separate [text] project, but I doubt there is that
much.)
>
> -1 to [text] taking the above until [text] is ready for 1.0. I am +1 for a
> [text], in the same way I'm +1 for [math], but I don't want us to
> deprecate our methods until [math] releases at 1.0 with our methods
> included.
>
> > I would like to do this for 2.0, as otherwise users of
capitaliseAllWords
> > will have to change twice. However we could say that is a small group of
> > people and postpone the change to 2.1.
> >
> > Opinions?
>
> There are going to be changes on the new features before 2.1/3.0, and
> it's going to be a year probably until we have a 3.0 out [though 2.0.1 or
> 2.1 might be quicker]. I may be being lazy, but I don't think that going
> with WordUtils right now would affect too many people and we don't really
> have enough knowledge right now to get it right for 2.0.
>
> Hen
>
>
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