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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [betwixt] Strategies for roundtripping Date objects
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2003 19:09:56 GMT
hi eric

did you miss my post?

(making a .betwixt file is pretty easy but i'm not sure that it'll do any 

- robert

On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 07:50 PM, wrote:

> I recieved any feedback on this..  I will take a looksee at tweaking how
> betwixt works and what is involved in making a .betwixt file, however, if
> anyone has any samples, that would be much appreciated!
> eRic
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 11:05 AM
> To:
> Subject: [betwixt] Strategies for roundtripping Date objects
> Hi all,
> I am using betwixt to take a basic object with lots of string parameters 
> and
> roundtrip them to XML and back.  However, I just added a java.util.Date
> object, and now betwixt is erroring when it tries to pass the String
> representation of the date object back in as a string.  I could add a 
> method
> public void setDate(String dateAsString)
> but that seems icky.  Do I have to create a .betwixt file to deal with 
> this?
> Or, should betwixt be changed to look at my String and try and convert it 
> to
> a date if my only matching method signature takes a date.  Alternatively 
> to
> create a .betwixt file, can I do the same thing, but programatically.  I
> don't really want to add yet another file for mapping.
> Loving Betwixt!
> Eric Pugh

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