JPList for mac Publisher's description
from Sujit Pal
The JPList project provides a Java library to parse and build ASCII Property lists to and from Java objects.
The JPList project provides a Java library to parse and build ASCII Property lists to and from Java objects. The design of the API is heavily influenced by the JDOM API, which provides a library to parse and build XML documents to and from JDOM Document objects. However, the JPList API is significantly smaller, since its objective is to solve a much smaller problem.
Java programmers who are looking for a text-based object serialization mechanism that is lightweight and expressive would find JPList useful. Java programmers frequently choose XML as a configuration and text-based serialization mechanism, even though it may be overkill for their needs, simply because tools are available to parse and build XML. Some programmers go to the opposite extreme and choose CSV (comma-separated values), preferring to embed the logic to parse the CSV in their application code. PLists provide a mechanism that is text-based, as expressive and considerably more lightweight than XML, and the JPList library provides the tools to build and parse PLists from ASCII streams, so the programmer is free to choose the right tool for the right job.
The JPList library is small and has no external dependencies. Simply drop the jplist.jar file into your classpath and you have access to an API that is so similar to JDOM that there is almost no learning curve.
What's New in This Release:В· Rearchitect data type implementation internals to unify the storage mechanism used by both scalar and collection data types.
В· Made Java 1.5 release (see conversion notes)
System Requirements:В· Java 1.4 or later
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall