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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to use a PluginAttribute for a byte[]
Date Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:40 GMT
Both ways of doing it are handleable by the implementation of TypeConverter
you make. Though I don't think you can use arrays in generics. I do like
the idea of the base64 bit, though!


On 27 May 2014 18:45, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like a Plugin I am currently writing to take a byte[] as the type
> of a PluginAttribute.
>
> In the untyped version of our system, I would type the PluginAttribute as
> a String and call getBytes() with an encoding that makes sense.
>
> How can we do this in our new type system?
>
> I could see the XML looking like
>
> attr="Value" where the type converters convert using String#getBytes() but
> with which encoding? UTF8? The platform default.
>
> I also see:
>
> attr="Base64:0123...ABC"
>
> as being quite useful.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Gary
>
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