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From Shinobu Kawai <>
Subject Re: creating new instances
Date Sat, 04 Sep 2004 15:07:34 GMT
Hi Larry,

> We are writing Velocity (actually DVSL) macros for a framework in which we
> have no access to any of the Java source code.  I'm looking for a hack
> that will allow me to create instances of classes that I write myself and
> place in the classpath.
Okay, then how about this?

## $dummy can be anything so long as it's an object
#set($dummy = "")
#set($foo = $dummy.class.forName("java.lang.StringBuffer").newInstance())
$foo.append("Hello ").append($bar).append("!")

This says hello to whatever is in $bar.

Best regards,
-- Shinobu Kawai

Shinobu Kawai(

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