<i18n dev> long-delayed response on Java and Unicode
tchrist at perl.com
Thu Jan 20 11:21:08 PST 2011
Thank you very, very much for your mail to me back on:
From: Xueming Shen <xueming.shen at oracle.com>
Date: Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: <i18n dev> Java and Unicode
To: Tom Christiansen <tchrist at perl.com>
Cc: i18n-dev at openjdk.java.net
It was quite some time, however, before I saw it. That's because
my mailer "ate" your response, so I wound up thinking there was
no answer. I believe I've tracked down why that happened and
changed things so it won't happen again--but I'm not positive.
Martijn had been kind enough to forward that lost response to me,
and I've been working on crafting a reply. I've decided it would
be an inconsiderate imposition on people's time for me to respond
with a single but very long letter. At over 500 lines, general
high-level matters would surely become lost in all the low-level
technical details. That just won't work.
So I've decided to try to break it up into smaller, more easily
digested pieces. I will try to release these one at a time
over the next several days.
Here's the first.
> Due to resource issue[s] I only managed to add in the script
> and name support in RegEx and Character class.
Am I to understand that you are the *only* person officially
tasked with working on the java.util.regex package, along with
its interactions with the standard String and Character classes?
If so, I can absolutely sympathize with your resource issues!
Considering the elements needed for a proper software release--
including but not limited to unit testing, bug tracking,
regression testing, release notes, documentation--that's
a huge amount of work for just one person alone. I think I
might be myself overwhelmed with it all if I had to do that!
I have a great deal of respect for people who take on tasks
that intimidate me, and that one surely does so.
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