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From James Strachan <james_strac...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject Re: [beanutils] default converters for File and URL?
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 16:31:00 GMT

On Friday, April 4, 2003, at 05:29 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:

>
> On Friday, April 4, 2003, at 05:13 PM, James Strachan wrote:
>
>>
>> On Friday, April 4, 2003, at 04:57 PM, Henri Yandell wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, James Strachan wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Friday, April 4, 2003, at 04:04 PM, Joe Germuska wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> But what if I'm using some library that has its own conversion 
>>>>> needs,
>>>>> for example, in reading in an XML configuration file?   I guess 
>>>>> most
>>>>> conversions are pretty universal, volatile, but I can easily 
>>>>> imagine
>>>>> conflicting Converters for java.util.Date, for example.
>>>
>>> Looking at Converters, why is there no UtilDateConverter? Or just
>>> DateConverter?
>>>
>>> Also, why does said converter not take a DateFormat in some way to 
>>> allow
>>> instance users to be able to allow that to be configurable?
>>>
>>> Possibly the Converter API needs an additional argument-list option?
>>>
>>> So I can say:
>>>
>>> converterBean.convert(java.util.Date.class, "02/02/02", "YY/DD/MM")
>>
>> While we're at it, it could be useful to add a Locale to a 
>> ConverterUtilsBean so that converters can be locale-specific.
>
> isn't this already covered by LocaleConvertUtilsBean?

Yes - DOH! Forget I mentioned it :)

James
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