[bv-dev] Value extraction open issue #2: per constraint ConstraintsApplyTo?

Emmanuel Bernard emmanuel at hibernate.org
Fri Jan 13 08:58:49 EST 2017

> On 13 Jan 2017, at 13:29, Guillaume Smet <guillaume.smet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Gunnar Morling <gunnar at hibernate.org <mailto:gunnar at hibernate.org>> wrote:
> Unfortunately, validationAppliesTo() is already taken:
> http://beanvalidation.org/latest-draft/spec/#constraintsdefinitionimplementation-constraintdefinition-validationappliesto <http://beanvalidation.org/latest-draft/spec/#constraintsdefinitionimplementation-constraintdefinition-validationappliesto>
> It's used to distinguish between return value and cross-parameter constraints.
> Any other name I can think of right now would make up for much
> confusion with that option.
> Too good to be true :).
> That being said, I'm wondering if we could reuse it and just add 2 other values to ConstraintTarget. All in all, it's the same concept. The default being IMPLICIT is not too bad either.

Right I think it’s worth exploring.
I still like my group repurposing trick though even if it offenses the clean camp :)
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