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From peter reilly <>
Subject Re: Roles (was: antlib)
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2003 17:02:25 GMT
On Wednesday 30 April 2003 17:54, Costin Manolache wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> > On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, peter reilly <> wrote:
> >> We are still left the problem of the Type create<Name>() pattern.
> >
> > I don't think that it was solvable.  Almost any soltion world require
> > cooperation of the classes implementing the create method.
> >
> > What we can do is adapting all core classes that use the createPattern
> > to also provide the add pattern (with modifications along the lines
> > you suggest) - and make IntrospectionHelper favor addXYZ over
> > createXYZ just as it setXYZ(SomeType) over setXYZ(String) now.
> Can you explain again what's wrong with create ? I think I missed it...

The problem is that create returns an object created by the class. Thus
the use-as attribute would not be able to substitute a different object.
The solution is to get for example Javac to implement a new addClasspath()
method, with (minor) mods in the ant framework to allow path objects to be
created by the framework.

> My understanding was that whatever is in use today will continue to work
> the same, we just add a new pattern at the end.


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