crush depth


Have started unifying jareas and jboxes into a new project: jregions.

The original projects were written about three years apart and I'd not realized how much overlap there was between them until it was too late. This sort of code is a prime target for value types: There are four sets of specialized classes for int, long, double, and BigInteger coordinates because Java's generics don't allow for abstraction over primitive types without boxing. This is something that Brian Goetz has complained about frequently. To paraphrase, "you sometimes end up writing the same code eight times".

The jregions project is also a first attempt at moving to the OSGi conventions I mentioned previously. Thought I might as well use them for all new code and migrate the old code when JDK 9 appears.