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From maomaode <>
Subject Re: Is JXPath support Boolean?
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2007 11:43:43 GMT
Hi Matt,

I appreciate  your help.
I have change the is*** to get***, seems this is the easiest way to work 
and another benefit from get a string instead of boolean is that i can 
define my own TRUE or FALSE.
So, i think that's it.

> --- maomaode <> wrote:
>> Hi Matt ,
>> Thanks for reply.
>> Yes, your alternative solutions definitely will
>> work,
>> But, I'm not sure it's a good idea to make the
>> JXPath support Boolean? 
>> or do we have a plan to support Boolean?
>> And anther related question is that, do we have a
>> plan to support new 
>> features in JDK5, e.g Generics, Annotation etc.?
>> Thanks,
>> James.
> Hello again, James.  Honestly, commons-JXPath is in
> "maintenance mode."  I certainly don't claim to be an
> expert on its code; I just happen to be a person who
> is willing to give it some minimal attention in a kind
> of stewardship role, because I have ties to Apache and
> a vested interest in seeing the project release a 1.3
> version.  As it stands, the code relies on standard
> core API mechanisms for its knowledge of bean
> properties and I'm not sure it would be a worthwhile
> endeavor to augment that for e.g. recognizing Booleans
> when the same limitations already apply across the
> Java community (meaning that workarounds are or should
> be well-known).  Beyond this, wrt supporting new Java
> features, and even supporting big-B-Booleans, for that
> matter:  most (all?) of this type of functionality
> should be available to end users in the form of custom
> extension functions.  I have found these to be, as is
> the case with many extension APIs, limited only by the
> user's imagination... and in the rare case you find
> that you could do X with extension functions, if only
> change Y would be made to the core library, most
> projects welcome modifications that enhance users'
> ability to customize their behavior.
> HTH,
> Matt
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