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Subject [jira] [Commented] (LANG-1195) Enhance MethodUtils to allow invocation of private methods
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2016 14:43:59 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on LANG-1195:
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Github user Derek-Ashmore commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/commons-lang/pull/141
  
    Hi Pascal,
    
    I'm not sure I did the re-base part correctly.  Both my forked master and LANG-1195 have
all changes we discussed and are based on the updated master.  All conflicts were resolved
and "I think"; you've obviously done this more than I have and I trust your judgement.  Please
let me know if you see problems with what I've done.  Thanks for looking at this.


> Enhance MethodUtils to allow invocation of private methods 
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LANG-1195
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-1195
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: lang.reflect.*
>         Environment: not environment specific
>            Reporter: Derek C. Ashmore
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.5
>
>
> Currently, MethodUtils is restricted to finding and invoking accessible methods.  Frequently,
developers have a need to test 'private' methods.  What I see is that they escalate access
to 'protected' in order to more easily provide test coverage for these methods.  From a design
perspective, this is bad.  
> I propose to enhance MethodUtils so that it can easily invoke private methods.  I'm not
suggesting that developers should do this in production code, merely test code.  Much as FieldUtils
provides access to private fields via the 'forceAccess' overload on many of its methods. 
I've copied a utility like this around for years.  It would be much more convenient to simply
include it with Commons Lang.  I propose adding the following overloads to existing methods
on MethodUtils.
> public static Object invokeMethod(final Object object, final boolean forceAccess, final
String methodName) 
>     		throws NoSuchMethodException, IllegalAccessException, InvocationTargetException
> 			
> public static Object invokeMethod(final Object object, final boolean forceAccess, final
String methodName,
>             Object... args) throws NoSuchMethodException,
>             IllegalAccessException, InvocationTargetException
> 			
> public static Object invokeMethod(final Object object, final boolean forceAccess, final
String methodName,
>             Object[] args, Class<?>[] parameterTypes)
>             throws NoSuchMethodException, IllegalAccessException,
>             InvocationTargetException
> 			
> Furthermore, I propose the following new method for finding private methods patterned
after getAccessibleMatchingMethod:
> public static Method getMatchingMethod(final Class<?> cls, final String methodName,
>             final Class<?>... parameterTypes)
> I have, in fact, forked your github repository and coded this enhancement as well as
unit test coverage for this.  I'll add a comment to this ticket once I get a branch in my
fork created and the enhancement checked in.  Every effort has been made to adhere to your
coding conventions.  Thanks for looking at this.



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