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From Michael Gentry <>
Subject Re: Java 8 Optionals
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:33:12 GMT
Actually, I suppose this might make sense for attributes, too.  Such as a
User class with a Role attribute that you want to make sure is non-null and
you are forced handle the null condition with a default Role if something
happened to your DB value.


On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 10:24 AM, Michael Gentry <> wrote:

> I haven't thought through this too much yet, but wanted to get some
> feedback if possible.
> Would it make sense to have an option in CM (and supporting templates/etc)
> to have Optional as a return type?  This would only be meaningful, I think,
> on to-one relationships, since to-many will return an empty collection.
> Thanks,
> mrg

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