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From "Michael Gardner" <>
Subject Re: [betwixt] className for String, Integer?
Date Mon, 01 May 2006 20:10:06 GMT
Robert, thanks for the quick response. I submitted a bug to Bugzilla (, though without a
unit test yet since I'm having trouble getting the Betwixt test harness

Anyway, my basic use case involves properties that have setters with formal
parameter type 'Object': if I try to write such a bean that happens to have
a String as the value of such a property, BeanWriter will not write the
className property even though I've un-suppressed the className property in
general. Then when a BeanReader tries to reconstruct the object, it creates
a plain Object instead of a String (this also happens with Integer, etc.).

I can create wrappers for those types to work around the problem, but it
really messes up my code -- especially since this issue affects more than
one of my bean types. I thought of modifying Betwixt to no longer treat
Strings, etc. as simple types, but would BeanWriter still know how to write
them to XML in that case?


On 5/1/06, robert burrell donkin <>
> On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 14:51 -0500, Michael Gardner wrote:
> > I've un-suppressed the className attribute for all beans, but it doesn't
> > seem to get outputted for Strings and Integers (presumably because those
> are
> > handled specially, not being true beans).
> yep: mapped to simple rather than complex xml types
> > How can I get betwixt to use className for these, too?
> a good question and i need some more information  :)
> could you describe a bit more about you particular use case?
> (it would be great if you could contribute a unit test demonstrating
> your use case for use in the code base: please use bugzilla since this
> list strips most attachments)

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