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From Sandro Martini <sandro.mart...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Some idea on extending Pivot collections
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:51:16 GMT
Hi all,
just created the issue, for the 2.1 :

Bill (and others), if you have some comment/idea/code please post/attach there.

Thank you,

2011/10/11 Bill van Melle <bill.van.melle@gmail.com>:
> I've used these kinds of operations in C# for a long time, and they're
> certainly useful.  C# benefits from using Scala's compact syntax (not to
> mention real closures), but I think even in the more verbose Java syntax
> your proposals could make a programmer's intentions clearer than the
> traditional loop style.  I've been porting some C# code to Pivot recently
> and wished I had a few of those mapping methods available to me. So I say go
> for it.
> --Bill
> p.s. I really wish the Pivot List implemented a few more of the operations
> that java.util.List implements.  You note *addAll*, which is often useful;
> even more so I'd like *contains*, which I use often enough that I wrote my
> own static utility method for it.
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Sandro Martini <sandro.martini@gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'd like to ask to you a crazy idea I had in last weeks ... you
>> remember the question of last week on add some methods to Pivot
>> collections ?
>> It's here:
>> http://apache-pivot-developers.417237.n3.nabble.com/No-quot-addAll-quot-method-on-ArrayList-td3281354.html
>> After thinking on it, and trying to expand the idea (and you know that
>> I'm a great fan of Scala) ... so what do you think (for the 2.1
>> release) to add some methods to pivot collections to be able to pass a
>> Function (a Pivot new class to map simple functions, all for Java ...
>> and the name is only a proposal) and have the collection to apply it
>> over all their elements ?
>> Do you think could be interesting/useful, at least for what it's your
>> experience on Pivot ?
>> ...

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