[jira] Commented: (LANG-332) EqualsBuilder to alternatively use method properties

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[jira] Commented: (LANG-332) EqualsBuilder to alternatively use method properties

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Joerg Schaible commented on LANG-332:
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I am quite sure, that we break a lot of code if we change the behavior of this method. However, it would be really nice if we had both - ReflectionEqualsBuilder and JavaBeanEqualsBuilder. It simply depends on the situation where the functionality is used.

> EqualsBuilder to alternatively use method properties
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>                 Key: LANG-332
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-332
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.3
>            Reporter: Paul Benedict
>             Fix For: 3.0
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> While it is very nice reflection can be used to build a nice equals method, the strategy to focus on private properties is non-negotiable. This strategy is incompatible with CGLIB proxies which rely on method invocations to delegate to the properties of the inner target. I would prefer a switch to dynamically invoke public get* methods over direct property access.
> PS: Same thoughts on ReflectionToStringBuilder and HashCodeBuilder

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