Java News from Monday, November 1, 2004

I've updated my pages about Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle (actually just QuickSilver and The Confusion) with the latest reader comments. I've also started a new page about The System of the World, for anyone who's finished all four books. Warning: there are big spoilers on all three pages. Do not read these until you've finished the respective books.

Nokia has posted the public review draft specification of Java Specification Request 238, Mobile Internationalization API, to the Java Community Process. This inlcudes one package,, with five classes: Formatter, ResourceException, ResourceManager, StringComparator, and UnsupportedLocaleException. Basically, this seems to be a simplified version of some of java.text. Comments are due by December 6.