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From "Scott Sanders" <ssand...@nextance.com>
Subject RE: [PATCH] - PropertyUtils - bug 5639
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2002 20:58:52 GMT
> From: Craig R. McClanahan [mailto:craigmcc@apache.org] 
> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 bayard@generationjava.com wrote:
> 
> > Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 14:31:19 -0500 (EST)
> > From: bayard@generationjava.com
> > Reply-To: Jakarta Commons Developers List 
> > <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > To: Jakarta Commons Developers List <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Subject: RE: [PATCH] - PropertyUtils - bug 5639
> >
> > >
> > > According to the JavaBeans spec, there *is* no such thing as an 
> > > indexed List property :-).
> > >
> > > But I take your point -- if you want to go ahead and add 
> support for 
> > > this to getIndexedProperty() and setIndexedProperty(), I won't -1 
> > > it.
> >
> > I've not been keeping up well, but it seems to me that 
> JavaBeans does 
> > have an indexed property. Now if the question is whether they're 
> > implemented as an array or a List, I would think that the JavaBean 
> > spec really shouldn't be caring about that.
> >
> 
> Whether we like it or not, the JavaBeans spec *does* care about that:
> 
>    http://java.sun.com/products/javabeans/docs/beans.101.pdf
>
>See sections 7.2 and 8.3.3, which are very explicit about indexed
properties being backed by an array, not a List.
>

Understood.  Maybe we could just be pioneers here and maybe see this
happen in an updated version of the JavaBeans spec?  I think it makes
perfect sense myself, and if we 'innovate', maybe we can change the
world ;-)

Scott

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