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From steve cohen <sco...@javactivity.org>
Subject Re: AIXFTPEntryParser
Date Sat, 03 Jan 2004 01:42:04 GMT
I haven't done the detective work of actually comparing the files yet.  I just 
read the comment and it didn't sit right with me.


On Friday 02 January 2004 05:09 pm, Daniel F. Savarese wrote:
> In message <200401021303.28338.scohen@javactivity.org>, steve cohen writes:
> >In looking over the source to AIXFTPEntryParser, I see the following
> > comment, apparently from the author, (bretts@bml.uk.com):
>
> It sounds like you're already doing the detective work, so I'll leave
> it to you.
>
> >I seriously must wonder if this is a distinction between AIX and Unix or
> >whether instead what we are looking at is not a locale-specific variation
> > in how dates are rendered.  Might there be unix ftp systems in European
> > locales that show the dates as dd-MM-yyyy and AIX systems in the US that
> > use MM-dd-yyyy?  If that is the case, then the naming of these classes is
> > problematical.
>
> It sounds like these variations can all be handled by one class.  The
> locale stuff should be configurable and in the short term, the special
> case of dd-MM-yyyy vis a vis MM-dd-yyyy can be handled by a modified
> regular expression and an if statement or two.  If that's the only
> difference between AIXFTPEntryParser and UnixFTPEntryParser, then it's
> my fault for having added the code submission instead of incorporating
> the functionality into UnixFTPEntryParser.
>
> daniel
>
>
>
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