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From "Sergiy Kovalchuk (JIRA)" <...@velocity.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (VELOCITY-692) have #if handle empty strings/arrays/collections/maps more conveniently
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:47:59 GMT

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Sergiy Kovalchuk commented on VELOCITY-692:
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>$obj has length() that returns > 0
>$obj has isEmpty() that returns true 

Sorry, do you mean checking through reflection if any object has length() or isEmpty() methods?

> have #if handle empty strings/arrays/collections/maps more conveniently
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: VELOCITY-692
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VELOCITY-692
>             Project: Velocity
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Engine
>            Reporter: Nathan Bubna
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> An idea from the dev list:
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 3:41 PM,  <serg472@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I wanted to share with you a few ideas I have about new simple
> > improvements for DisplayTools. I should be able to make patches for
> > them if you are interested.
> >
> > 1. Add new method
> >
> > isEmpty(object)
> >
> > that will return true if the object is null or empty (for strings it's
> > zero length; for collections, maps and arrays it's zero size). This
> > should help with  annoying null checks. (Probably a better place for
> > this method would be Engine, not Tools)
> yeah, not something for tools.  would be interesting to have the
> Uberspect pretend that every non-null reference has an isEmpty()
> method, or perhaps just add 0-length strings, empty collections, empty
> maps and 0-length arrays to the list of things that #if( $foo )
> considers false.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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