I have been trying and evaluating MVEL in past few days and in general, I
love this small kids but with 1 doubt needs ask for suggestions here.
The key scenario is, we have an UI to allow users type in free format
expression and we have a couple of custom property/variable even expression
handler classes needs to be integrated with.
1) person.name.isVisiable --> Please note, the isVisisble is not a java
property of name (it is name field's meta data which requires a quite
different resolver other than how we resolve the person and how we resolve
to name field).
2) person.name --> normal property resolver.
Now with the user typed in expression:
(person.name.isVisiable == true) && (person.name == "Joe Wang"), what
the best way to utilize MVEL to be able to parse/compile and execute this
the first thing the API needs to know is whether it is a meta field
evaluation or a normal java property evaluation, there is no such clue on
user typed in expression unless we can parse the expression and scan its
full text like 'person.name.isVisiable'
The thing I am currently looking at is @Interceptor or custom function, and
looking for a way to be able to translate the expression into an easier
format like (@meta person.name.isVisiable == true) && (person.name == "Joe
Is there any API in MVEL exists can make such transformation easier? Or
maybe we can use a hidden field on UI to append @meta tag when user types
Once 1st question is satisfied, the next one should be how we should proceed
@meta interceptor with the ASTNode passed in.
Looking forward to your comments.
Ivan, your Panda, forever
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