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Subject [collections][lang] Re: LazyList helper class for Factory creation
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2002 12:05:35 GMT
Ah, welcome to the wonderful world of cross project politics. A version of this class already
exists in [pattern] project. (Also a number of other factories, predicates, transformers and

However, the code in [pattern] is based on a different Factory interface. So you can't just
pick it up and use it.

The aim was to move Factory out of [collections] as its not really collections specific. Unfortunately,
the useful implementations in [pattern] haven't found a long term home yet. Maybe your email
can be a prompt to sort this out ;-) (My choice would be [lang])


>  from:    Phase Web and Multimedia <>
> I created this class to cut down on having to write a class Factory for
> every
> class object i wanted to create a LazyList for. It uses reflection to create
> the object rather than a hardcoded class. The syntax for its' usage is as
> follows: List myList = ListUtils.lazyList(new ArrayList(),new GenericFactory
> ("")); This calls the GenericFactory which will be used to
> pass
> back objects to the calling method. Please visit the about
> url
> to download it. It should be ready to plug right in to commons. I have
> compiled
> it into the nightly build and it works fine. For some reason the docs didn't
> generate. But, i wasn't sure if that was an issue of the Ant script or my
> javadoc. Anyways i hope to see this soon in the nightly. Also, I hope this
> is
> the right place to submit this.
> Brandon Goodin
> Phase Web and Multimedia
> P (406) 862-2245
> F (406) 862-0354

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