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From skitch...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r189729 - /jakarta/commons/proper/beanutils/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/beanutils/converters/StringConverter.java
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2005 08:05:40 GMT
Author: skitching
Date: Thu Jun  9 01:05:39 2005
New Revision: 189729

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=189729&view=rev
Log:
Enhanced javadoc.

Modified:
    jakarta/commons/proper/beanutils/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/beanutils/converters/StringConverter.java

Modified: jakarta/commons/proper/beanutils/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/beanutils/converters/StringConverter.java
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/jakarta/commons/proper/beanutils/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/beanutils/converters/StringConverter.java?rev=189729&r1=189728&r2=189729&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- jakarta/commons/proper/beanutils/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/beanutils/converters/StringConverter.java
(original)
+++ jakarta/commons/proper/beanutils/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/beanutils/converters/StringConverter.java
Thu Jun  9 01:05:39 2005
@@ -23,10 +23,25 @@
 
 
 /**
- * <p>Standard {@link Converter} implementation that converts an incoming
- * String into a <code>java.lang.String</code> object, optionally using a
- * default value or throwing a {@link ConversionException} if a conversion
- * error occurs.</p>
+ * Standard {@link Converter} implementation that converts an incoming
+ * object into a <code>java.lang.String</code> object.
+ * <p>
+ * Note that ConvertUtils really is designed to do string->object conversions,
+ * and offers very little support for object->string conversions. The
+ * ConvertUtils/ConvertUtilsBean methods only select a converter to apply
+ * based upon the target type being converted to, and generally assume that
+ * the input is a string (by calling its toString method if needed).
+ * <p>
+ * This class is therefore just a dummy converter that converts its input
+ * into a string by calling the input object's toString method and returning
+ * that value.
+ * <p>
+ * It is possible to replace this converter with something that has a big
+ * if/else statement that selects behaviour based on the real type of the
+ * object being converted (or possibly has a map of converters, and looks
+ * them up based on the class of the input object). However this is not part
+ * of the existing ConvertUtils framework.
+ *  
  *
  * @author Craig R. McClanahan
  * @version $Revision$ $Date$



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