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From "Phil Steitz" <p...@steitz.com>
Subject Re: [lang] Words - for 2.0
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2003 17:58:30 GMT
Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> So, not too aarggh then, just pull WordWrapUtils ;-))

+1.  I agree with Hen's views on WordUtils.

Phil

> 
> (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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