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Re: JLDAP Bug n fixes (ITS#1512)


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> >>> "Dane Foster" <dfoster@equitytg.com> 01/07/02 04:41PM >>>
> This message is a follow up to my previous message because I forgot
> comment on :
> >At 01:01 PM 2002-01-07, vtag@novell.com wrote:
> >It certainly doesn't make sense to do something like
> >  LDAPAttribute("name", new String[]  {"a", "b", null, "c"});
> >This case should probably throw an exception.
> > Kurt wrote:
> >I would have to agree.  But,
> >LDAPAttribute("mail", new String[]  {"a", "b", "", "c"});
> >would be valid (IA5 strings allow empty values), null != empty.
It works exactly that way.
> LDAPAttribute( "name", new String[]{ "a", "b", null, "c"} );
> I don't think it should throw an Exception for two reasons:
> 1 - It does not throw an Exception if you do (assume att was already
> instantiated): att.setValue( null )//cast as a byte[] or String.
> 2 - It could potentially introduce a really hard to find bug in
> code that uses the API (e.g.,migration scripts, automated scripts).
> A think the solution should be to ignore null.  As far as the
constructor in
> the above is concerned this is what the user is saying:
> new LDAPAttribute( "name", new String[]{ "a", "b", "c" } ); 
Additionally, I
> think we should highlight this behavior in the API docs and any
> documentation regarding the use of the API this way the user knows
what to
> expect.

Agreed.  We will ignore null and make sure the behavior is adequately
> Finally I would like to make a comment about your comment on
> instead of Object[].  I used Object[] instead of byte[][] simply
because I
> thing Object[] is easier to read.  I remember I had a hell of a time
when I
> first came to Java from C/C++, trying to wrap my mind around the fact
> Java doesn't support multi-dimensional arrays and that Object[][] is
> array of data-type array (I'm cured now;).
> Dane Foster
> http://www.equitytg.com 
> 954.360.9800