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18 Jan 2010, 2:52 PM

Could someone please explain me what is the purpose of the following fields in the RpcMap class (they are not used)? And what is the deal with the RpcMap_CustomFieldSerializer class? I couldn't find any reference to this class.

private Byte _byte;
private Short _short;
private Integer _integer;
private Long _long;
private Float _float;
private Double _double;
private Date _date;
private Boolean _boolean;

private Byte[] _bytes;
private Short[] _shorts;
private Integer[] _integers;
private Long[] _longs;
private Float[] _floats;
private Double[] _doubles;
private Date[] _dates;
private Boolean[] _booleans;

private List<String> _list;
private Set<String> _set;
private Map<String, String> _map;

Please note that I read the javadoc comment attached to RpcMap but I could not make much sense out of it.

For instance:

* The GWT RPC rebinder generates field serializers for every type that is
* assignable to any type in the RPC interfaces.

Where is this stuff specified? Is this referring to the BeanModelGenerator?

* Therefore BaseModel uses "Map&lt;String, RpcField&gt; map" and relies on type
* erasure (cast to Map&lt;Object,Object&gt;) to work around this.

There is no RpcField class, at least not in GXT 2.1.0.