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From Jarek Gawor <>
Subject Re: [bluprint + xbean-reflect] Use of factories
Date Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:25:17 GMT
Yep, i considered that too. For now I just added this functionality to
Geronimo's ObjectRecipe implementation but was thinking about merging
it back to xbean-reflect.


On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 5:02 AM, Guillaume Nodet <> wrote:
> Another thing is related to initialization of beans and cyclic dependencies.
> The Option.LAZY_ASSIGNMENT option can be set on a recipe to allo
> references to be injected at a later time when they are created and
> break cyclic dependencies.  However, calling an initialization method
> must be done only when the instance has been fully constructed.  I
> think it would be easier if xbean-reflect has built-in support for
> calling initializing methods on beans...
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:46, Guillaume Nodet <> wrote:
>> When trying to implement the dedens-on attribute for blueprint, I had
>> to find my way in xbean-reflect about constructor recipes and nested
>> recipes.
>> In the ObjectRecipe, a factory-method can be set so that the object is
>> built by calling a static method or an instance method.
>> This will be very useful when implementing the factory stuff in blueprint.
>> However, I think there is a mismatch here.
>> In xbean-reflect, the recipe is used to create both the factory (in
>> case of an instance factory), then the factory method is called to
>> create the final object.    In blueprint, there is a notion of factory
>> component, which should be built by its own recipe, then used as a
>> reference to create the object using arguments if any, then populating
>> the created beans using properties.
>> I'd like to enhance xbean-reflect to support such factory instances by
>> references, but it would break any existing code relying on the
>> current factory mechanism.
>> Is there a need to support backward compatibility on this ?
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> Guillaume Nodet
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> Cheers,
> Guillaume Nodet
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