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From "James Strachan" <>
Subject Re: Betwixt & MethodUpdaters
Date Fri, 31 May 2002 07:42:24 GMT
Hi Jason

From: "Jason van Zyl" <>
> Hi James,
> Is is possible to control at which point updaters are called with newly
> created objects?
> In Maven the project object has a method:
> void addDistribution(Distribution distribution)
> {
>     distributions.add(distribution);
> }
> But I would additionally like to place the distributions in a Map so
> that I can subsequently look them up but it appears that the
> distribution object added is not yet complete.
> This isn't a huge deal because I can lazily initialize the distribution
> Map I need but I was just wondering if the addXXX() method can be
> delayed until the object has been fully populated.

It'd be a good idea to do this by default I think.

Some hacking of the BeanCreateRule should do the trick; to move the call of
the updater from the begin() method, called on the start of the element to
the end() method after the bean has been completely initialized. We'd
probably have to introduce a stack to keep track of the beans; I think one
of the reasons I did it this way was I could avoid writing that bit of code

Wanna have a go or would you like me to do it?


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