[hibernate-dev] 6.0 - JPA metamodel code
andrea at hibernate.org
Fri Apr 28 15:00:57 EDT 2017
On 28 Apr 2017 17:51, "Steve Ebersole" <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
> Currently Hibernate implements the JPA metamodel contracts with a series of
> wrapper objects defined in the `org.hibernate.metamodel` package. This is
> non-ideal because it is a wrapper approach rather than integrating the JPA
> contracts into our runtime model which we are doing in these 6.0 changes
> (Navigable ties in these JPA contracts).
> Based on that I propose that we simply "drop" the `org.hibernate.metamodel`
> package. The only question is what "drop" means here. Does it mean just
> remove these from 6.0 (possibly retro-deprecating on 5.2)? Or does it mean
> we follow the deprecate-and-shadow approach?
> To me this really comes down to whether we expect or ever expected users to
> access stuff from this `org.hibernate.metamodel` package. Considering that
> these are defined specifically in `org.hibernate.metamodel.internal` (an
> internal package) I would argue not, and that we should just remove them
> from 6.0 and replace in usage with Navigable and friends.
> Any objections?
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