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From "David Parks" <>
Subject Access public properties
Date Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:02:17 GMT
If I have an object such as:




Which is the following class-type:


public class Thing {

   public String theThing = "Something stringy";



And I place a Thing object in the context as variable $thing, I cannot




L  booo hooo

Or did I miss something? Seems like public properties would be naturally


If I add a public getter this works fine. So I have a perfectly fine


I know getters/setters are good practice, but for internal stuff that won't
be extended I sometimes package things like compound return statements into
a simple object with a few public properties for easy access. Seems
reasonable that Velocity would check for a public property if the getter
isn't there.

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