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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 20027] - ConvertUtils enhancements
Date Mon, 19 May 2003 17:00:03 GMT
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------- Additional Comments From apacheBugzilla@AMammenT.cotse.net  2003-05-19 17:00 -------
At least for (1) above, it's already possible to register other converters.  
ConvertUtils.register is provided exactly for this purpose.  

For (2) it would be great to check superclasses.  I'm not sure how useful it 
is to have a "convert" method present.  That means a class would have to know, 
apriori, all the other classes into which it could be converted.  Diffucult to 
keep uptodate as new needs come into play - almost always leading to a mix 
between converters and convert methods.  If there are known conversions at 
instantiation, the class itself could declare converters (perhaps event 
itself) and register the new converters.

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