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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [configuration] Type conversion
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 14:19:43 GMT
Oliver Heger a écrit :

> Do we need to specify a date format?
> Because a configuration file is not intended to be viewed or edited by 
> an end user we could define our own format (e.g. the format used by the 
> java.sql date types) and always use it for date <-> string conversions.

Properties file are often edited by hand, that's why we have a 
PropertyConfigurationLayout class to keep the file easily readable by a 
human being. Also, DataConfiguration already defines a default date 
format if the user doesn't bother to specify one.

> This would simplify the API and its use.

I would agree if the date conversion was a new feature, I'm just keeping 
the vararg parameter to remain compatible with the existing 
configuration files.

Emmanuel Bourg

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