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From "Niall Pemberton (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (BEANUTILS-285) Consider options for BeanUtils compatibility in light of Conversion improvements
Date Sun, 01 Jul 2007 11:33:08 GMT


Niall Pemberton commented on BEANUTILS-285:

OK I have reverted the behaviour in BeanUtils (and Martin's change to betwixt, as the method
used by betwixt is now nack to how it was in BeanUtils 1.7.0). If I find the time and desire
to provide the new behaviour I'll do it as new additional implementations (BeanUtilsBean2
/ ConvertUtilsBean2) that people can chose to configure if they want.


> Consider options for BeanUtils compatibility in light of Conversion improvements
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BEANUTILS-285
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons BeanUtils
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: ConvertUtils & Converters
>    Affects Versions: 1.8.0
>            Reporter: Niall Pemberton
>            Assignee: Niall Pemberton
>         Attachments: betwixt-beanutils-gump-fix.patch
> The Conversion improvements associated with BEANUTILS-258 potentially create compatibility
issues - this was highlighted by Betwixt's tests failing recently in the gump run - see
for more details.
> Quite a bit of effort has been put into making the new conversion facilities as painless
as possible for existing users. However it is not fully backwards compatible in terms of behaviour
(stiil binary compatible). Need to give this some consideration before a BeanUtils release
- at the moment there are two options on the table (more welcome!):
> 1) The compatibility as it stands is good enough (covers most cases) - so do nothing
> 2) Provide a "compatibility option" - so that users can choose either the new behaviour
or behaviour compatible with BeanUtils 1.7.0. This probably involves quite a bit of work -
adding back the old behaviour alongside the new

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