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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: SQLExec query
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:45:52 GMT
List<Object> is a confusing data structure. When iterating through it you will need to
do instanceof/cast on every entry, and more importantly, you will need to know upfront what
are the valid entries in there. 

With List<QueryResult> you don't do instanceof/cast, and also if say tomorrow we add/change
something in the entry format/type, we simply alter QueryResult API, making the change visible
to the user. 


> On Jan 26, 2015, at 6:43 PM, Aristedes Maniatis <> wrote:
> On 26/01/2015 10:26pm, Andrus Adamchik wrote:
>> This form is most generic - it can be a mix of multiple update counts and result
lists. Mostly happens with stored procedures, but in theory can happen with some multi-statement
arbitrary raw SQL:
> I find this interface very curious. I don't understand what benefit it has over just
returning the list of result objects (be they Cayenne entities or a count of results) directly.
Can you demonstrate how this interface results in cleaner code for the user?
> Ari
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