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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (LANG-332) EqualsBuilder to alternatively use method properties
Date Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:24:28 GMT


Henri Yandell updated LANG-332:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 3.0)

Moving to 3.1. I don't think there's any obvious backwards compatibility issue, and as there's
no code I've no urge to suggest we dig into this pre-3.0.

> EqualsBuilder to alternatively use method properties
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LANG-332
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: lang.builder.*
>    Affects Versions: 2.3
>            Reporter: Paul Benedict
>             Fix For: 3.1
> While it is very nice reflection can be used to build a nice equals method, the strategy
to focus on private properties is non-negotiable. This strategy is incompatible with CGLIB
proxies which rely on method invocations to delegate to the properties of the inner target.
I would prefer a switch to dynamically invoke public get* methods over direct property access.
> PS: Same thoughts on ReflectionToStringBuilder and HashCodeBuilder

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