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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (LANG-360) Why does appendIdentityToString return null?
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2007 22:55:50 GMT

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Henri Yandell closed LANG-360.
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    Resolution: Fixed

svn ci -m "Applying my second patch from LANG-360 - it seems to do what Stephane/Paul and
I are consensing on" src

Sending        src/java/org/apache/commons/lang/ObjectUtils.java
Sending        src/test/org/apache/commons/lang/ObjectUtilsTest.java
Transmitting file data ..
Committed revision 594336.

> Why does appendIdentityToString return null?
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LANG-360
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-360
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Jörg Gottschling
>             Fix For: 2.4
>
>         Attachments: LANG-360.patch, LANG-360.patch
>
>
> ObjectUtils is designed to handle null imputs gracefully. But ObjectUtils.appendIdentityToString
does not. It returns null unnessecary if you pass null als second parameter (the object to
get the identity from). For example appendIdentityToString(new StringBuffer(), null) will
return null! Which is an uncommen behaviour. Think about code like this:
> ObjectUtils.appendIdentityToString(buffer, param1)
>                     .appendIdentityToString(buffer, param2)
>                     .appendIdentityToString(buffer, param3);
> This will cause an NPE if param1 or param2 ist null. There may be other code where a
NPE will not happen, but the code is used for debugging and there will be an unexpected or
wrong output.
> So you shoul return the StringBuffer which is passed in or a new one if null. The harder
question is what to do with the object. I think we should append "null" to the StringBuffer,
because this is what I would expect and what the passed reference is.

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