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From Kev Jackson <>
Subject Re: [patch] NioFileUtils, Java6FileUtils, FileUtilsAdapter + factory, build.xml (was Re: AW: Adding a methof to StringUtils)
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2006 07:51:41 GMT

> In that case I would like some time to think things over, as to 
> provide one face, and to have different implementations for currently 
> different parts.
> Classes that support copying, things that support permissions, things 
> that support path manipulation, without getting a really big number of 
> classes.
> FileUtils for Java 1.6 on Windows
> FileUtils for Java 1.4 on VMS
> etc.
> I had an idea to turn FileUtils into a Facade that delegates different 
> actions to different back-ends.
I think I can see where you are going with this, and it's definitely an 
alternative to what I thought to begin with and the direction I was 
heading in the code.  I'm viewing the cleanest split as using an 
interface, from your perspective you think a master FileUtils (class not 
interface) that delegates all the real work to a specialization class.  
I think that your view would provide the quickest benefit - ie it would 
be more easily added to the entire codebase (as there would be no need 
to remove references to FileUtils from all the tasks).

Thanks for your thoughts

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