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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (LANG-269) Shouldn't Commons Lang's StringUtils have a "common" string method?
Date Tue, 04 Jul 2006 02:58:30 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-269?page=all ]

Henri Yandell updated LANG-269:
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    Fix Version: 3.0

Sounds attractive. It needs to be coded etc, so I've put it in 3.0 for the moment. Patches
with unit tests are welcomed so it can go in an earlier release.

> Shouldn't Commons Lang's StringUtils have a "common" string method?
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: LANG-269
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-269
>      Project: Commons Lang
>         Type: New Feature

>  Environment: generic
>     Reporter: Michael Dang
>      Fix For: 3.0

>
> A method which accepts a string array and returns a string which is the common portion
of all the strings starting from the left, or more general form of that.
> This is very common operation.  For example, one may want to find the common directory
of a set of path strings.
> passing in:
> "/foo/f1.txt"
> "/foo/moo/f2.txt"
> "/foo/moo/f3.txt"
> should returns "/foo/"
> It is tedious to implement this in every project.  And I think Commons Lang StringUtils
should have some methods to help in this.

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