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<title>Proposal for Jexl Package</title>
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<h1>Proposal for <em>Jexl</em> Package</h1>
<h3>(0) Rationale</h3>
<p>The <em>Jexl</em> package implements a simple expression language for
accessing Java objects.
<h3>(1) Scope of the Package</h3>
The package will create and maintain a number of classes for
implementing a simple expression language and processing engine,
and to be distributed under the ASF license.
<h3>(1.5) Interaction With Other Packages</h3>
<p><em>Jexl</em> relies on standard JDK 1.2 (or later) APIs for
production deployment. </p>
<i>Jexl</i> utilizes the JUnit unit testing framework for developing and
executing unit tests, but this is of interest only to developers of the
<i>Jexl</i> also depends on Jakarta Velocity, Commons Logging, dom4j
and Velocity DVSL for documentation rendering.
<h3>(2) Initial Source of the Package</h3>
The code base is new and uses ideas from Jakarta Velocity.
<p>The proposed package name for the new component is
<h3>(3) Required Jakarta-Commons Resources</h3>
<li>CVS Repository - New directory <code>jexl</code> in the
<code>jakarta-commons</code> CVS repository. All initial committers
are already committers on <code>jakarta-commons</code>, so no
additional user setups are required.</li>
<li>Mailing List - Discussions will take place on the general
<em></em> mailing list. To help
list subscribers identify messages of interest, it is suggested that
the message subject of messages about this component be prefixed with
[Jexl]. Strongly suggested.</li>
<li>Bugzilla - New component "Jexl" under the "Commons" product
category, with appropriate version identifiers as needed.</li>
<li>Jyve FAQ - New category "commons-jexl" (when available). </li>
<h3>(4) Initial Committers</h3>
<li>Geir Magnusson Jr.</li>
<li>James Strachan</li>