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From Christoph Reck <>
Subject Re: instanceof
Date Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:52:51 GMT
Ross Bamford wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anyone know of a way to do instanceof checks from VTL? At the
> moment I'm providing a simple isA method on objects, but I am thinking
> there must be another way...

You can use a tool... maybe the tool can take advantage of the
velocity internal introspector code.

OTOH, some folks would consider it breaking MVC philosofy to use
such code in templates.

:) Christoph Reck

> The isA method works, but (at the moment) only checks the actual
> classname (not superclasses). Before I go about working this out, I just
> wondered if I had missed something crucial ... ?
> Cheers,
> Ross

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