[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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Paul Benedict commented on LANG-332:
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The issue is not recommending we remove previous functionality :-) It's requesting a switch to allow a different strategy of introspection. Current code won't be affected.

> 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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