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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [beanutils][lang] BeanFactory Proposal
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2003 22:25:12 GMT
[lang] did have a Factory class in it for a while, but in the end we decided
that the versions in [collections] and [functor] covered things better than
a generic case in [lang] could.

However, there has been talk of kicking off a [convert] project to handle
solely the issue of converting one type to another type. Typcially this
would be String to Object and vice versa, but Bean creation could fall here
too.

Obviously [convert] steps on the toes of the [beanutils] conversion code.
So, we'll have to see if it ever happens.

Stephen


----- Original Message -----
From: "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk>
> i did take a look at this a little while ago and i'm fairly positive about
> the proposal. but there's a huge backlog of beanutils stuff that really
> needs looking at and thinking about (including your proposal).
>
> on issue (that i think has been raised in the past) is that the factory is
> not just about beans - it seems to me like a more general utility class.
i'
> ve cc'd lang so that they can help to settle this issue.
>
> comments anyone?
>
> - robert
>
> On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 05:22 AM, David Graham wrote:
>
> > Some time ago I opened an enhancement ticket
> >
> > http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=18087
> >
> > for a BeanFactory class.  Currently it lives in the Mapper sandbox
project
> > as ObjectFactory but, IMHO, it really belongs in a bean oriented package
> > like BeanUtils.  The whole point of the class is to allow configurable
> > (via a Map) object creation.  You pass it a logical name, it gives you
an
> > instance of some Object.  It takes all the pain out of dynamic object
> > creation and is crucial to what packages like Mapper do.
> >
> > Anyways, I'd appreciate it if a BeanUtils committer would comment on
this.
> >  As always, I'll support the code should it make it into BeanUtils (it
> > already has some test cases :-).
> >
> > Source:
> > http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/jakarta-commons-
> >
sandbox/mapper/src/share/org/apache/commons/mapper/util/ObjectFactory.java?
> > rev=HEAD&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
> >
> > Javadoc:
> >
http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/sandbox/mapper/apidocs/org/apache/commons/
> > mapper/util/ObjectFactory.html
> >
> > Thanks,
> > David
> >
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