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From Craig L Russell <craig.russ...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: getObjectsById
Date Mon, 13 Sep 2010 01:18:50 GMT
Hi Erik,

On Sep 12, 2010, at 4:14 AM, Erik Bengtson wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering the behaviour of getObjectsById operatiob upon
> different argument values.
> 1st) getObjectsById(Collections.EMPTY_SET),  the user has not done any
> invalid operation on the interface, thus it should just return another
> empty collection. Currently, Datanucleus raises an exception.

Should return Collections.EMPTY_SET
> 2nd) when getObjectsById(null) is invoked, it raises a  
> JDOUserException.

Good. A null instance is not an empty collection.
> 3rd) getObjectsById(Object... oids) where oids == null, it raises a
> JDOUserException.

Good. A null array is not an instance of Object[0].
> 4th) getObjectsById(Object... oids) where one of the id elements is
> null, it raises a JDOUserException.

This is consistent with 12.6.5 which states "If the PersistenceManager  
is unable to resolve the oid parameter to an ObjectId instance, then  
it throws a JDOUserException. "

The issue that isn't documented is how to tell the user which of the  
elements is bad. If we use 17.1 as a model,

"Methods are provided to retrieve the nested exception array and  
failed object. If there are multiple nested exceptions, then each  
might contain one failed object. This will be the case where an  
operation requires multiple instances, such as commit,  
makePersistentAll, etc."

then there should be an exception thrown that contains multiple nested  
exceptions, each of which describes the problem with one of the object  

> or
> getObjectsById(Collections.EMPTY_SET), where one of the id elements is
> null, it raises a JDOUserException.
Collections.EMPTY_SET is already discussed above. If you mean a  
collection (List) one or more of whose elements are null, then a  
JDOUserException should be raised, similar to above.


> Any thoughts?
> Erik

Craig L Russell
Architect, Oracle
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@oracle.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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