[hibernate-dev] SQM and Query#getReturnTypes

Steve Ebersole steve at hibernate.org
Tue Feb 9 17:18:53 EST 2016

Bueller... ? ;)

Silence to me == I can do whatever I want...  So if you have a need for
this, please speak up

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 12:53 PM Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:

> There are a few reasons I want to remove Query#getReturnTypes.  At least
> in its current form.  Currently it simply returns the Hibernate Type(s)
> that the query will return.
> One of the big reasons I want to remove this method is that it is simply
> not expressive enough to handle some not-so-edge-cases like dynamic
> instantiation queries (we'd have no idea about a Type for the
> instantiation).
> So the main question is whether to simply remove that method or whether
> some representation of the Query return(s) is valuable.  If this
> information is deemed valuable, the idea would be to develop a contract
> that caters to both "normal selections" and dynamic instantiations.

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