[bv-dev] @Past(orPresent=true) -> @PastOrPresent?

Gunnar Morling gunnar at hibernate.org
Wed Jun 21 05:50:25 EDT 2017

Hi all,

A colleague of mine reviewing the BV 2.0 changes pointed out an
inconsistency in the added/modified constraints.

As per the community poll we have now @NegativeOrZero and
@PositiveOrZero, whereas we still have the orPresent() option on @Past
and @Future. Should it be @PastOrPresent and @FutureOrPresent instead
for the sake of consistency?

Now one could argue that having only attributes (orPresent(),
orZero()) is most consistent with other constraints such as
@DigitalMin. But indeed the explicit annotations grew on me over time
as they are a bit shorter to use and, more importantly, better to

It's late in the game, but I feel inclined to extract @PastOrPresent
and @FutureOrPresent. What do you think?



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