Just noticed this new comment on 3222889:
Of course the method is there since it is part of the interface. It is just that the call for getParameter('param') is returning null and we will have to debug Tomcat source to understand that. This object is coming from Tomcat and we don't have any control on it and hence we can't do much about it.
However, I am curious to know the scenarios when you would like to use it. We anyway provide you the Form scope through which you would get all the request parameters. What would be the scenario when you would not want to use the Form scope and use the getParameter method of the request object?
We exposed the API to get the underlying application server's pageContext object and we are giving that. But if some method on that object is not working correctly, it would certainly be not a bug with ColdFusion, would it?
This kinda conflicts with Micha's findings about the same, doesn't it?
I'd also like to point out that this has already been explained in comments against the ticket. However it would of course require Rupesh to pay attention to them.
But fair's fair: there's not a huge amount of detail from Damon there. I will touch base with him and see if I can get a better understanding of what's going on, and why he needs this, and replicate it here.
And now I have a day job to attend to.