Is it finally time to remove the converters?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue Jun 14 08:25:48 UTC 2011

Ulf Zibis wrote:
> As replacement for the 323 classes in original you could use my 
> wrapper classes:
> There remain only 8 classes.
I think this should be backup, as in a plan B. The JDK documentation has 
always warned developers not to use sun.* APIs. javac has even emitted 
warnings since the symbol file mechanism was added (jdk6?). In the case 
of then there's been a better solution (java.nio.charsets) since 
1.4 and so folks have had nearly 9 years to move. They will have at 
least 10 or more years by the time that jdk8 ships. With modules coming 
in jdk8 then it seems a good opportunity to move on this.


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