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From robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldon...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: [beanutils][lang] BeanFactory Proposal
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2003 22:03:27 GMT
hi david

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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