|Summary:||Do not leak shorts into the Java API|
|Product:||POI||Reporter:||Mihael Vrbanec <vrbanec>|
|Component:||HSSF||Assignee:||POI Developers List <dev>|
Description Mihael Vrbanec 2007-12-20 04:58:50 UTC
The methods for accessing the table cells etc should take ints instead of shorts because Java's handling of shorts is really broken. There are many hidden type conversions going on with primitives other than int and double in Java. Try this code for example: short b; short a; short c = a + b; The conversion should be hidden from the API-user as ints are much more natural for a Java programmer and less error and confusion prone.
Comment 1 Nick Burch 2007-12-20 05:33:57 UTC
Would be an immense amount of work, unlikely to happen unless someone new is willing to contribute the code