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From "Brian A. Egge" <>
Subject Re: Commons Collections & Java 5
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:07:12 GMT
Hi Rijk,

There is a generics branch in Apache, but it's only had a trickle of development activity.
 You can read most of the debate about collections here:

There is currently not a nightly build running off this branch.  You can find two forks of
the collections project on SourceForge, and Google recently released their generic collection
classes.  The Google project unfortunately lacks many of the cool closure-like features available
in Commons Collections.

Stephen Kestle has recently been apply some patches to the generics branch, but it's a lot
of work for just one committer.  


--- On Tue, 11/20/07, Rijk van Haaften <> wrote:

> From: Rijk van Haaften <>
> Subject: Commons Collections & Java 5
> To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <>
> Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 12:26 AM
> Hi,
> As I couldn't find info on Commons & the new Java 5
> language features, I
> decided to ask it here. Is there a policy on the use of
> them (Enum,
> Generics, Annotations) in commons code? Notably for
> collections, type-safety
> might be an interesting feature. How about a branch of
> commons collections
> that implements such?
> Rijk van Haaften

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