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From "Kris Nuttycombe" <>
Subject [beanutils] Generifying the Converter interface
Date Thu, 14 Oct 2004 19:15:56 GMT
I'm just starting to play around with generics, and thought that 
org.apache.commons.beanutils.Converter might be an interesting candidate 
for generification. A good generified converter library is broadly 
useful outside of BeanUtils.

Here's my first thought on generifying the Converter interface:

public interface Converter<I,O>{
     * Convert the specified input object into an output object of the
     * specified type.
     * @param type Data type to which this value should be converted
     * @param value The input value to be converted
     * @exception ConversionException if conversion cannot be performed
     *  successfully
    public O convert(Class<O> type, I value);

Comments, suggestions?


Kris Nuttycombe
Associate Scientist
Geospatial Data Services Group
CIRES, National Geophysical Data Center/NOAA
(303) 497-6337

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