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From "Scott Sanders" <ssand...@nextance.com>
Subject RE: [PATCH] - PropertyUtils - bug 5639
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2002 17:44:46 GMT
BTW, 

  I have this added in my local copy, and have added a test for it.  So
once we finish the discussion, I can commit/rollback as necessary.

Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Sanders 
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 9:42 AM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: RE: [PATCH] - PropertyUtils - bug 5639
> 
> 
> > 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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