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From "Markus Wiederkehr" <markus.wiederk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [mime4j] Reconsider Message#getSubject()
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2009 19:31:59 GMT
Would it be a problem to change the return type of Message.getSubject?

Markus

On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Markus Wiederkehr
<markus.wiederkehr@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've noticed that Message has a method getSubject() that returns the
> subject as UnstructuredField.
>
> In my opinion it would be more practical if getSubject() simply
> returned a string. The existing getSubject() method would not
> necessarily have to go; it could also be renamed in getSubjectField()
> or something like that.
>
> Would that be too radical a change?
>
> Furthermore I think that Message should have more convenience methods
> like that, getDate(), getFrom(), getTo(), etc..
>
> Of course setters would be nice too, setSubject(String),
> setDate(Date), and so on..
>
> Markus
>



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