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From "John Bush (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-601) Greater support is needed for the use the java.util.calendar class
Date Sat, 29 Nov 2008 20:54:44 GMT

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John Bush commented on DERBY-601:

Great plan, close this consideration and maybe the problem will go away. While you are at
it maybe remove support for date without time and time without date since Java does not formally
support them. The Derby community should show support for a sensible JSR-310 and be ready
to implement its outcome. Closing this will just make that inevitability take longer.

> Greater support is needed for the use the java.util.calendar class
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-601
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-601
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Miscellaneous
>         Environment: Win XP Pro - Java 1.5.0
>            Reporter: John Bush
> It appears as time goes on, the various DATE, TIME, and Timestamp classes are getting
more difficult to work with. Not that they are rocket science, but there appears to be a race
to deprecate some pretty basic functionality in the base classes that are not accounted for
as you get further away from them. 
> Cases in points would be if you want to duplicate a persisted timestamp (date and time
with millisecond precision) from a dB. You can't create a natural statement such as 'Timestamp
ts = new Timestamp(rs.getTimestamp("ts"));' since the only constructor not deprecated is 'Timestamp(long
time)'. You are left with 'Timestamp ts = new Timestamp(rs.getTimestamp("ts").getTime());'
or 'Timestamp ts = (Timestamp) rs.getTimestamp("updtTstamp").clone();' (assuming a simple
object copy is appropriate and won't get bit doing a compare). It just as messy if you want
to handle creating a Timestamp to persist, you are left with 'PreparedStatement ps.setTimestamp(1,
new Timestamp(new Date().getTime()));'
> I realize that this issue mostly belongs to the java.sql.* group at Sun since they have
chose not to provide anything to bridge their inheritance of deprecation, and also to the
java.util.* group at Sun for being more interested in developing java.util.calendar than deprecating
sensibly. It would be cool however if any dB vendor would take it upon themselves to provide
support to store and retrieve Calendar data types natively, just like any other non simple
data types.
>     Thanks for your consideration - John Bush

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