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SpEL, InlineMap with negative values are not cached [SPR-17614] #22146

spring-projects-issues opened this issue Dec 20, 2018 · 3 comments
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@spring-projects-issues spring-projects-issues commented Dec 20, 2018

Davide Pallaoro opened SPR-17614 and commented

Hi there,

I’ve seen that InlineMap class have a nice mechanism that, cache the value of the map if it is constant.

But if the map contains a negative number this caching mechanism is not working.


Take for example the following test

package test;

import org.springframework.expression.Expression;
import org.springframework.expression.ExpressionParser;
import org.springframework.expression.spel.standard.SpelExpressionParser;
import org.testng.Assert;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class MapCacheTest {

    public void testMapCached() {
        parseMap("{1 : 2, 3 : 4}");

    public void testMapNOTCached() {
        parseMap("{-1 : 2, 3 : 4}");

    private void parseMap(String s) {
        ExpressionParser parser = new SpelExpressionParser();
        Expression expression = parser.parseExpression(s);
        Object value = expression.getValue();

 If you run the previous code, (using org.springframework.spring-expression:5.1.3.RELEASE) and set a breakpoint in


which code is the following..

public TypedValue getValueInternal(ExpressionState expressionState) throws EvaluationException {
     if (this.constant != null) {
          return this.constant;
     else {
          Map<Object, Object> returnValue = new LinkedHashMap<>();
          int childcount = getChildCount();
          for (int c = 0; c < childcount; c++) {

You will notice that when executing MapCacheTest.testMapCached() this.constant is returned.

But when running MapCacheTest.testMapNOTCached() the code jump into the else statement and create a new map each time this method is called.


In a scenario with an high concurrency and with pretty big maps, this could decrease the performance of the app.


Let me know if everything is clear or you need some further details.

Many thanks and kind regards.


Affects: 5.1.3

Issue Links:

  • #22137 SpEL, error parsing big InlineMap
  • #22157 Revisit restrictions in SpEL position handling
@spring-projects-issues spring-projects-issues added type: enhancement in: core labels Jan 11, 2019
@spring-projects-issues spring-projects-issues added this to the 5.2 RC1 milestone Jan 11, 2019
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@jhoeller jhoeller added this to the 5.2 M2 milestone Jan 30, 2019
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@masosky masosky commented Feb 22, 2019

Hi there,

I would like to add that this is also occurring in class.
Please contemplate fixing this error also for lists with negative values.

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@SammyVimes SammyVimes commented May 11, 2020

Hello! I just created a merge request for this issue, fixing InlineMap and InlineList

@bclozel bclozel removed in: core type: enhancement labels Nov 25, 2021
@bclozel bclozel removed this from the 6.x Backlog milestone Nov 25, 2021
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@bclozel bclozel commented Nov 25, 2021

Closing in favor of #25921

@bclozel bclozel closed this as completed Nov 25, 2021
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