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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: Roles (was: antlib)
Date Wed, 30 Apr 2003 16:54:38 GMT
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...

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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