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From "David Calavera (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (ABDERA-193) [core] AtomDate hardening - clone java.util.Date, make non-null a requirement
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 10:56:44 GMT

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David Calavera closed ABDERA-193.

> [core] AtomDate hardening - clone java.util.Date, make non-null a requirement
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ABDERA-193
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ABDERA-193
>             Project: Abdera
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Nathan Beyer
>            Assignee: David Calavera
>         Attachments: ABDERA-193.patch
> The class AtomDate contains a java.util.Date field and in several cases, the underlying
field can be modified unexpectedly, since java.util.Date is mutable. The patch being attached
compensates for this by cloning the java.util.Date instances to make safe copies. Additionally,
the patch makes non-null values a requirement, which is already required by some of the current
code. There are also a few style tweaks that I believe make the code more clear; use AssertionError
in clone method to indicate it will never happen, replace "GMT" with "UTC" to make the intent
more obvious. The patch also includes a unit test for the code that was changed.

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