[hibernate-dev] [Search] Deprecating the @Key annotation
gunnar at hibernate.org
Thu Jan 29 11:25:11 EST 2015
2015-01-29 9:42 GMT+01:00 Hardy Ferentschik <hardy at hibernate.org>:
> > It would be nice to simply remove the references to @Key in the
> > documentation, and avoid trying to explain when to choose between the
> > two alternatives.
> > This would imply to deprecate the annotation.. any objection?
> +1 for not mentioning it in the docs. Not sure whether this implies that
> we need to deprecate it as well, but I have no hard feelings if we do.
I wouldn't like to remove it from the docs without deprecating it. It'd
appear as if a) we'd have forgotten to document this stuff or b) it's stuff
where no-one knows it's there and whether it works or not.
My vote goes for doc removal + deprecation in 5.1., followed by the removal
in 5.2 / 6 (depending on what the project guideline for this sort of change
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