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From "Scott Sanders" <ssand...@nextance.com>
Subject RE: [PATCH] - PropertyUtils - bug 5639
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2002 17:42:03 GMT
> From: Craig R. McClanahan [mailto:craigmcc@apache.org] 
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 bayard@generationjava.com wrote:
> 
> > From: bayard@generationjava.com
> > Is it just that no one is watching out for PropertyUtils, or the 
> > people who usually watch on it are busy?
> >
> 
> The latter.
> 
> There is also an important philosophical issue here -- it 
> breaks conformance with standard JavaBeans definition of the 
> semantics for indexed properties, which does *not* include 
> List based support.  That's worth some reflective discussion 
> first, and (so far) I remain somewhat unconvinced that we 
> should deviate here.


I would think that we *should* deviate.  I would assume that this would
be very useful, even if it doesn't follow the standard JavaBeans
definition.  In the end, it is all about easier access to an object.  I
think List access as an index adds value.  But the question is, what do
you so if you want to set() an indexed List property?

Scott

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