[hibernate-dev] Entity name in the context of JPA2 meta model (HHH-5709).

Tomasz Blachowicz tblachowicz at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 13:12:44 EDT 2010

Steve, I do believe we are on the same page and there is no disagreement at
all. I think you understand my argument clearly and I do understand your
concerns regarding users.

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday, November 03, 2010, at 11:33 am, Tomasz Blachowicz wrote:
> > Steve, I think I know where you coming from. And my request is to do it
> > *only* in the context of JPA meta-model. I'm far from making any changes
> to
> > the internals of Hibernate.
> > My pain point is that if EntityType is not providing me with the
> > @Entity.name I don't have any other means of getting that piece of
> > information through meta-model other than getting the entity class by
> name
> > and checking @Entity in my code, which I'd consider pretty nasty hack.
> > What's more FQN of entity class can be obtained not only by calling
> > EntityType#getName, but also by calling EntityType#getJavaType (inherited
> > from Type) or EntityType#getBindableJavaType (inherited form Bindable).
> I already stated that I empathize with what you propose for these exact
> reasons.  I specifically said it was mainly because the JPA metamodel gives
> you no other way to get this information.  So not sure where the
> disagreement
> is.
> I'm not talking about effects of these changes internally.  Hibernate
> itself
> never really uses this value in relation to the entity (it registers the
> import, that's it).  Again, my concern is users.  If you are using and
> relying
> on EntiytType.getName() to return the FQN you are screwed if you update to
> whatever includes this change.  At the very least the change should not
> come
> during a minor release rev.  Now, if people don't really use this then its
> not
> such a big deal.  Again outside my realm of experience, hence I ask...
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