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From "Ara Abrahamian" <>
Subject RE: Getting the filename from a property
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2002 09:49:04 GMT
> We gotta make things like this simpler, perhaps with special property
> syntax
> similar to how MessageFormat stuff works.
> ${propertyname,file,filename}
> Come to think of it, is MessageFormat at all extensible to be able to
> define
> other things besides "date", "time", "number", or "choice"? [I don't
> so, but one can dream!]

Looks interesting. Attaching type info to a literal value is interesting
and useful. And you can derive from MessageFormat and define whatever
you like there.


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