[hibernate-dev] hiberate-commons-annotations and locating annotations

Steve Ebersole steve at hibernate.org
Wed Sep 4 00:35:41 EDT 2013

Gah, stupid.

Its the declared/non-declared status of the method/field that is 
important here, not the annotations...

On Tue 03 Sep 2013 11:08:16 PM CDT, Steve Ebersole wrote:
> FYI, unless I hear otherwise:
> https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HCANN-56
> On Tue 03 Sep 2013 11:01:02 PM CDT, Steve Ebersole wrote:
>> org.hibernate.annotations.common.reflection.XAnnotatedElement
>> On Tue 03 Sep 2013 05:22:22 PM CDT, Steve Ebersole wrote:
>>> After looking through this some more, I think what you say could
>>> almost work.  But:
>>> 1) Still need a way to determine the declarer of a property rather
>>> than just blindly accepting XProperty.getAnnotation(Convert.class).
>>> This is needed for the Super/Sub MappedSuperclass/Entity case in my
>>> initial email to properly interpret Convert precedence.  Is the best
>>> option here a change to hibernate-commons-annotations, and if so what
>>> change specifically?  Adding `XClass XProperty#getDeclarer()`?
>> As an alternative to `XClass XProperty#getDeclarer()` for this
>> particular use case, I could also see having XAnnotatedElement (and
>> therefore AnnotationReader) more closely mimic
>> java.lang.reflect.AnnotatedElement in terms of exposed API.
>> Especially, here, addition of a getDeclaredAnnotations() method (and
>> I'd also argue for a getDeclaredAnnotation(Class<T> annotationType)
>> method).

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