[cdi-dev] Clarify AnnotatedTypeConfigurator.remove(Annotation annotation)

Martin Kouba mkouba at redhat.com
Mon Nov 28 07:10:03 EST 2016

For the record, I've submitted a proposal to replace remove(Class) and 
remove(Annotation) methods with remove(Predicate) [1].

This not only simplifies the API but also provides an extensible way
of determining the annotations to remove (e.g. using



Dne 28.11.2016 v 10:39 Antoine Sabot-Durand napsal(a):
> Well, my guess is that the original intent was to provide an easy way to
> remove qualifiers or interceptor binding with members from class or
> method. It's powerful but probably too overkill.
> +1 for your proposal.
> Antoine
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 4:56 PM Martin Kouba <mkouba at redhat.com
> <mailto:mkouba at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     while working on https://issues.jboss.org/browse/CDI-646 I figured out
>     that all "AnnotatedX.remove(Annotation annotation)" methods declare the
>     following javadoc:
>     "Remove annotations with (a) the same type and (b) the same annotation
>     member value for each member which is not annotated {@link Nonbinding}.
>     The container calls the {@link Object#equals(Object)} method of the
>     annotation member value to compare values."
>     I don't think this is correct. @Nonbinding is only used for interceptors
>     bindings and qualifiers whereas the purpose of AnnotatedType SPI is more
>     general.
>     I believe those remove() methods should simply use
>     java.lang.annotation.Annotation.equals(Object) to identify annotations
>     to remove.
>     What do you think?
>     Thanks,
>     Martin
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Martin Kouba
Software Engineer
Red Hat, Czech Republic

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