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From Thomas Fischer <fisc...@seitenbau.net>
Subject Re: Torque with Java5 features
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2005 10:15:34 GMT


Just to make sure that I understood you correctly: You were able to convert
the templates without chamnging the Runtime jar, and it worked ?
If this is done, this would be the way to go. The only way I see supporting
Java 1.4 and and Java 1.5 in the generator and runtime jars except not
using the 1.5 features there.

Some comments (all IMHO):
- Testing would be more complicated. At the moment, it is already a
nuisance to change the databases by hand, and to change the idtable
property by hand. To not spend my life testing, I do admit I usually do not
switch other parameters. So this would add another parameter to be
switched; this gets to a point where something atomatic would have to be
- We already have too many generator parameters. We need to think about
that problem. But I would guess in this case, a configuration parameter
would be the only sensible way (maintaining two sets of templates, with
managers and withou them, is a nuisance already, I would not want another
- In my eyes, it is certainly a nice feature, but it is not the first in my
personal list of priorities for after 3.2. I would support it if it would
be done, but I would not do it myself.


"Thoralf Rickert" <thoralf.rickert@cadooz.de> schrieb am 25.11.2005

> Hi!
> I'm not sure, if this feature was discussed already on this list, but
> how big is the chance, that torque supports the Java5 features, like
> generics, in a future version? I know that this means a lot of work and
> much trouble with users, who aren't able to use Java5 because of some
> restrictions or what ever. But it has some very useful addons. For
> example a generated doSelect could return a List<TableA>. That makes
> runtime errors - because of wrong class casts - obsolete.
> After Sun's launch of the Java5 version, I had changed most of the class
> generation templates in torque 3.1 (object,peer,map) to use this
> features in our whole application without any breakage (til
> BasePeer...). That tooks me 4-5 hours and wasn't really complicated. But
> it's practically a branch, because older Java compiler aren't able to
> compile this generated classes. And I know it's not useful to maintain
> two source tree for pre Java5 and Java5.
> I think it could be possible to create templates that are able to
> generate preJava5 and Java5 version by using a switch in the
> configuration. For example a switch called torque.java5, which could be
> true or false could be used to output the best java source code. For
> example:
> public static java.util.List#if($torque.java5)<${table.JavaName}>#end
>     doSelect(Criteria criteria) throws org.apache.torque.TorqueException
> {
>   return populateObjects(doSelectVillageRecords(criteria));
> }
> It's not nice, but it could work. The other part (converting the
> generator and the runtime libraries) is another problem...
> But for now I'm just asking, if this is on your plan?
> bye
> Thoralf
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