<i18n dev> java.util.Locale changes

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Aug 28 13:42:00 PDT 2013

On 28/08/2013 14:25, Masayoshi Okutsu wrote:
> (adding core-libs-dev)
> Hi Christian,
> RFC 4647 defines The Language Priority List [1]. The use of 
> java.util.List would be a natural fit, which is the reason why List is 
> used. But use of Iterable does work (as API design). The parameter 
> name `priorityIterable' sounds a bit odd, though.
> Does use of Iterable add much value to the API? (Please note that List 
> is also used in Locale.LanguageRange.)
It depends on the usages but Iterable would be a bit more flexible. Does 
the locale matcher require to do anything except iterate over the 
elements? The return could be looked at it but it depends on the typical 
usage -- would the user of the API typically just iterate over the 
matched Locales?


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