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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@4quarters.com>
Subject Re: Conversion Problem.
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2004 17:13:16 GMT

On Jan 21, 2004, at 10:08 AM, Will Glass-Husain wrote:

> surely you're joking.  Velocity's pretty strict about types, actually. 
>  Try
> comparing a String to an  integer, or a String to a StringBuffer.  It 
> just
> silently fails.

No, I'm not joking.  There is no notion of 'type'.  It doesn't do 
conversions.  it doesn't cast. etc.

>
> I've a tool in the context to do this kind of conversion
>
> $Lib.integer
>
> with method overloading to take a String, double, or Object.
>
> WILL
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Geir Magnusson Jr" <geir@4quarters.com>
> To: "Velocity Users List" <velocity-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 4:31 AM
> Subject: Re: Conversion Problem.
>
>
>>
>> On Jan 21, 2004, at 2:50 AM, Raman Jee wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>> How type conversion handled in VTL.
>>> Is it possible to convert from Sting to Integer. ??
>>
>> There is no notion of 'type', really, but to give an smarter answer
>> than that, we'd need to see an example of what you are trying to do.
>>
>> geir
>>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> Raman Jee Mishra
>>>
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>> Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)
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