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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [lang] MethodUtils - assignableFrom
Date Mon, 18 Nov 2002 20:12:41 GMT
hi Stephen

i've been taking a look at the assignable logic in ClassUtils. it's 
unfortunate that it can't be used as a replacement for 
isAssignmentCompatible in MethodUtils. the problem is that reflection 
allows the matching of primitives to their class counterparts. so, for 
example, a Boolean class parameter can be used to invoke a boolean 
parameter type.

(unless you feel happy with altering the way that ClassUtils.isAssignable 
works) maybe i'll rename the method in MethodUtils, make it public and 
give it a better contract.

- robert

On Thursday, November 14, 2002, at 11:53 PM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:

> Michael, you may want to have a look at the ClassUtils class in [lang]. 
> This
> is where I moved some of the assignableFrom logic (ie. moved out of
> MethodUtils). ClassUtils has no tests, so if you have some for this method
> then that would be good ;-)
> (It was moved as its not dependent on reflection, just class 
> identification)
> Stephen
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