[cdi-dev] [JBoss JIRA] (CDI-403) why decorator requires interface

Antoine Sabot-Durand (JIRA) jira-events at lists.jboss.org
Wed Nov 13 10:09:06 EST 2013

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Antoine Sabot-Durand commented on CDI-403:

Interesting point, but a probably too big for a CDI 1.1 MR.
> why decorator requires interface
> --------------------------------
>                 Key: CDI-403
>                 URL: https://issues.jboss.org/browse/CDI-403
>             Project: CDI Specification Issues
>          Issue Type: Clarification
>            Reporter: Mathieu Lachance
> As discussed with Jozef Hartinger on the WELD forum thread (see forum reference and CDI-224),
> would it be possible to revisit why decorator requires an interface ?
> I do not understand the semantic difference between:
> 1. a decorator to be an abstract class which implements an interface, which delegate to the same interface. 
> 2. a decorator to be a concrete class which extends a another class, which delegates to the same class.
> Why 1. should be allowed and why 2. should be disallowed ?
> As stated in CDI-224, if there is no technical reason of disallowing 2., should it be then considerate as a vendor specific feature to support it whether or not ?
> It is kind of sad that only decorators requires an interface while all the others Java EE 6 features do not.
> Thanks,

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