They say that a Java framework is not complete until it provides factories, and since it’s something that JCommander was still lacking, it had to be fixed.
Introducing JCommander 1.4.
Here is what’s new:
- You can now specify default values in a more flexible way than at field declaration time (documentation).
- You can use string converter factories instead of specifying converter classes on each @Parameter annotation (documentation).
- The usage is now prettier:
Usage: <main class> [options] Options: -debug Debug mode (default: false) -groups Comma-separated list of group names to be run * -log, -verbose Level of verbosity (default: 1) -long A long number (default: 0)
- Many bug fixes and a more clever option parsing to cover odd cases.
- This release actually contains more features but I’m not telling.
All the goodness available at the usual place. Operators are standing by, order now!