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From "Charles Honton (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LANG-1330) EqualsBuilder should be able to call custom equals method for specified class
Date Wed, 10 May 2017 15:23:04 GMT


Charles Honton commented on LANG-1330:

IF implemented, care must be taken to prevent this from being a ["gadget chain"|]
for malware.

> EqualsBuilder should be able to call custom equals method for specified class
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LANG-1330
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Jason Smiley
> As a tester, there are times I want to exclude certain fields (like ID) for my parent
object and its children.
> For example:
> {code}
> class Parent {
> public String id;
> public NormalChild child1;
> public SpecialChild child2;
> //uses ReflectionEqualsBuilder for equals();
> //has custom equalsWithoutID() method;
> }
> class NormalChild extend Child {
> public String name;
> //uses ReflectionEqualsBuilder equals() via inheritence;
> //has custom equalsWithoutID() method;
> }
> class SpecialChild extend Child {
> public String id;
> public String name;
> //uses ReflectionEqualsBuilder for equals() via inheritence
> //has custom equalsWithoutID() method;
> }
> abstract class Child{
> //implementes  equals();
> public abstract boolean equalsWithoutID();
> }
> {code}
> If I am running a reflectionEquals with excluding field "id" on my parent object, the
excludedFields won't be used on my children classes (only excludes fields of parent with name).
I would like to be able to call the custom equalsWithoutID() if its an instance of class Child.
> Currently i need to do a workaround where my equals() checks to see which method I was
using before executing but its not an ideal solution.

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