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From Paul Libbrecht <>
Subject Re: Conversion utility class
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 17:34:43 GMT
How about commons-codec?

Le 4 févr. 2012 à 06:38, a écrit :

> Hello,
> I am developing a utility class and would like to contribute it to an
> Apache project. I am writing to know if Apache commons is the right
> project, which sub project would be the right place and then how to do. 
> Background:
> I Work on a regular basis with embedded devices, driving them and analyzing
> the results using Java and Scala code. In this domain, it is often required
> to manipulate data at bit level, and the bit ordering and byte ordering
> tends to vary from one type of device to another.
> I did not found an open source library for converting basic data types
> between each other, changing endianness and bit ordering, so I am writing
> one. As it is rather boring and time consuming to do so, I would like to
> share it with others. The other motivation being that other people may find
> bugs and performance improvement...
> Where to contribute ? 
> Apache Commons Lang seems to be the right place for that kind of utility
> class, however, my utility class is coded in Scala, is that ok ? I use it
> in java programs without any problems since scala basic types are actually
> java basic types, same for arrays. From user point of view, this is
> transparent, however the documentation is not javadoc but scaladoc, that's
> similar but user will definitely notice and may be confused. It seems there
> is no tool to generate a javadoc from a scala file :-S
> Details:
> If you want to have a look, the source, test and doc are here:
> Best regards,
> Sebastien
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