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From Thomas Vandahl <thomas.vand...@tewisoft.de>
Subject Re: SetByName, SetByPeerName, SetByPostion support / Generic String to Column Object utility class.
Date Fri, 16 Jun 2006 06:45:07 GMT
Thomas Fischer wrote:
> Thanks a lot for your explanation, now I see what you have in mind.
> My current feeling is that this is outside the scope of Torque. I do not 
> see any additional benefit to include the ColumnValueConverter into 
> Torque as compared to using it standalone. It is not the job of a Object 
> relational mapper to provide String representations of objects; there 
> are other libraries which do this, e.g. jakarta common's betwixt.

You are right but nevertheless I find the inclusion of the 
abovementioned methods useful. Two reasons:
- It would make the API more regular.
- I can imagine several use cases (including one of mine) where setting 
column values from a BaseObject could be nice.

Bye, Thomas.

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