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From "Niall Pemberton (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (BEANUTILS-92) PropertyUtilsBean.copyProperties does not catch NoSuchMethodException
Date Sun, 15 Jul 2007 01:43:05 GMT


Niall Pemberton updated BEANUTILS-92:

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> PropertyUtilsBean.copyProperties does not catch NoSuchMethodException
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BEANUTILS-92
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons BeanUtils
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Bean / Property Utils
>    Affects Versions: 1.7.0
>         Environment: Operating System: other
> Platform: Other
>            Reporter: Will Pugh
>            Assignee: Niall Pemberton
>             Fix For: 1.8.0
>         Attachments: Beanutils-92-updated.patch, fixCopyPropertyException,
> I ran into a problem where I had a bean that had an IndexedSetter but no simple
> setter.  This caused a NoSuchMethodException to get thrown in
> PropertyUtilsBean.copyProperties.  This is inconsistant with BeanUtilsBean which
> catches this case and continues copying the other properties.
> When I asked about this in on the mailing list, the answer seemed to come back
> that this is probabaly incorrect behaviour, but it is possible people depend on
> this behaviour so this might be too big a change for a point release.  I'm
> attaching the patch so it can be added to the next major release (if it is
> determined to be incorrect behaviour).
> The scenario I ran into this was one where I had a bean that I then used CGLib
> for enhancing.  After that, the bean failed to be clonable by BeanUtils.clone.
> This could potentially become a big deal since Hibernate used CGLib for adding
> proxies to beans for lazy loading.

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