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From "Michael Vorburger (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (BEANUTILS-406) DynaClassReader to read DynaClass definitions from a "DSL"
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2011 20:47:51 GMT

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Michael Vorburger commented on BEANUTILS-406:
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This would probably still need a few lines of new doc about it in the src\main\java\overview.html
(like I've provided for BEANUTILS-405 & BEANUTILS-407).
                
> DynaClassReader to read DynaClass definitions from a "DSL"
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: BEANUTILS-406
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BEANUTILS-406
>             Project: Commons BeanUtils
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: DynaBean
>    Affects Versions: 1.8.3
>            Reporter: Michael Vorburger
>         Attachments: 0002-BEANUTILS-406-DynaClassReader-to-read-DynaClass-defi.patch
>
>
> It could sometimes be very useful to create DynaClass definitions not only programmatically
(as is possible today), but to define data structures in some textual format (a "DSL"), and
load that into DynaClass/DynaProperty and create DynaBeans from that.
> This isn't very hard to add to BeanUtils (I've done it and will attach a patch) and would
allow the following usage, given:
> {noformat}Address  { 
> 	zip:  java.lang.Long 
> }
> Employee {
>         firstName : java.lang.String
> 	lastName :java.lang.String   
> 	
> 	mainAddress  : Address
> 	boss         : Employee
> 	subordinates : Employee *
> 	address      : Address <>
> }{noformat}
> one could then use the new proposed DynaClassReader like so:
> {noformat}DynaClassReader r = new DynaClassReader();
> r.readClasspathResource("/DynaClassReaderTest.domain.txt");
> DynaClass klass = r.getDynaClass("Employee");
> {noformat}
> This requires BEANUTILS-405.

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