I'm currently working on a project that deserialises XML into objects. The structure is already decided by another source, so I have no influence over that. I've decided to use a builder pattern, where the builder object collects each constructor parameter and uses them to build an object from the parameters.
What I want to do is make a generic version that can build an object using a map of some sort rather than creating a separate builder for each of the numerous objects I need to construct.
My current, prevailing idea is to construct the builder object with a map from element name to a structure containing constructor parameter index and type, then pass those parameters on to the built object's constructor.
I'm not sure if this is a good way to handle this (ie. through the use of reflection), so I'd like anyone's opinion of this idea or some better ways of doing it.
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