[hibernate-dev] [HV] Programmatic definition of method level constraints

Emmanuel Bernard emmanuel at hibernate.org
Fri Apr 8 05:10:35 EDT 2011

On 8 avr. 2011, at 11:09, Hardy Ferentschik wrote:

> On Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:47:37 +0200, Emmanuel Bernard <emmanuel at hibernate.org> wrote:
>> What does
>> //this version doesn't break the compatibility
>> means on other versions?
> I also prefer https://gist.github.com/903302#file_1_method_configuration.java
> This version means though that people already using the programmatic API might have to
> reorder/adjust their mapping when upgrading. One reason for that is that atm
> you can for example specify 'defaultGroupSequence' multiple times. After the changes
> you can only specify it after 'type' (which makes sense).
> We already made some changes during the 4.2 development to the programmatic API. If
> we all agree that file_1_method_configuration is the best approach, we should just make
> a final adjustment instead of delaying it and changing it post 4.2
> The versions marked w/ "this version doesn't break the compatibility" won't break any existing
> programmatic mappings, but all of them seem worse than file_1_method_configuration.
> --Hardy

OK I see.
I guess that's a fair trade-off and that's super easy to fix on people's code.

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