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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [COMPRESS] TarUtils - rename of getxxx() methods; TarArchiveEntry StringBuffer=>String
Date Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:11:39 GMT
On 2009-04-02, sebb <> wrote:

> So I'd like to rename the TarUtils getXXX() methods to formatXXX()
> instead, as that is what the methods actually do - they format the
> input long or stringbuffer into a byte buffer.

> Also, TarArchiveEntry mostly uses StringBuffer rather than String. As
> the variables are rarely updated - just written and read - this seems
> unnecessary (perhaps wasteful), and does not agree with the way the
> other ArchiveEntry classes are implemented.

> So I'd like to change these to String instead.
> This will change the API for TarUtils.

> Any objections?



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