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From "Torsten Curdt" <tcu...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [io] Regexp filter - help wanted
Date Thu, 27 Jul 2006 23:42:48 GMT
> The regexp file filter has been excluded from [io] releases as [io] is
> JDK 1.2 compliant, see http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-74.
>
> It would however be possible to use reflection to access the JDKs regexp
> facility. Is there anyone, perhaps who is looking to contribute to
> commons for the first time, who would be interested in seeing if this
> approach is viable, and what performance penalty it carries?
>
> Obviously the reflection solution involves using Strings to find if the
> java.util.regex.Pattern exists, and then using reflection to call its
> methods.

Actually this raises a different question IMO:
How much real world is 1.2 compliance anymore?

IMO we should raise the bar - for other components as well.

cheers
--
Torsten

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