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From "James Strachan" <james_strac...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject Re: [reflect] Method lookup
Date Mon, 17 Jun 2002 15:22:06 GMT
Also take a look at MethodUtils in beanutils.

James
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebourne@btopenworld.com>
To: "Jakarta Commons Developers List" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [reflect] Method lookup


> I haven't looked at it (yet) but it is one method that I would consider to
> be high on the list for inclusion
>
> Stephen
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dmitri Plotnikov" <dmitri@apache.org>
> To: "Jakarta Commons Developers" <commons-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 12:39 AM
> Subject: [reflect] Method lookup
>
>
> > Here's something that might belong in reflect.  Check out this class:
> >
> >
>
http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/jxpath/xref/org/apache/commons/jxpath/util
> > /MethodLookupUtils.html
> >
> > I know, I know, it could benefit from a lot more javadoc and I will add
it
> > soon.
> >
> > The basic idea of MethodLookupUtils is that it performs dynamically the
> type
> > of method lookup that a Java compiler does statically.
> >
> > For example, let's say I have this class:
> >
> >     class Foo {
> >       void bar(int x);
> >       void bar(String y);
> >     }
> >
> > Then,
> >
> >     Method method = MethodLookupUtils.lookupMethod(Foo.class, "bar", new
> > Integer(3));
> >
> > will perform a method lookup based on the class, method name, argument
> types
> > and, if there is no exact type match, on _convertability_ of the
arguments
> > to the parameter types.
> >
> > MethodLookupUtils are used by JXPath to choose among extension
functions.
> >
> > Just another drop in the pool of ideas.
> >
> > - Dmitri
> >
> >
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