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From "Benjamin Bentmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (XBEAN-112) Allow conversion from File, URL, Number etc. to String
Date Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:15:44 GMT
Allow conversion from File, URL, Number etc. to String
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                 Key: XBEAN-112
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XBEAN-112
             Project: XBean
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: reflect
    Affects Versions: 3.4.2
            Reporter: Benjamin Bentmann


Values of type {{File}}, {{URL}}, {{Integer}} etc. can naturally be converted to strings.
However, the {{ObjectRecipe}} currently blows up if one passes such objects into a string-typed
property. 

Some background on the motivation: The property values are not be provided via an XML configuration,
i.e. are not natively represented as strings, but are instead retrieved from some expression
evaluator that (reflectively) queries a property value from some other bean. If those expressions
deliver a non-string-typed value, they can't be injected into a string-typed field. This is
pity given that a mere invocation of {{toString()}} does the trick and for instance allows
to pass a filesystem path into a String field regardless whether the path happens to be represented
by a {{String}} or a {{File}} object.

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