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From "Thomas Fox (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (TORQUE-160) Criteria should not inherit from hashtable
Date Sun, 29 May 2011 17:47:47 GMT
Criteria should not inherit from hashtable
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                 Key: TORQUE-160
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TORQUE-160
             Project: Torque
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Thomas Fox


The reasons for suggesting this are:
- Criteria is not a logical specialisation of a Hash map.
- To retain current signatures and comply with java5 generics, Criteria would have to be declared
as HashMap<String, Object>, while technically it is a HashMap<String, Criteria.Criterion>
- the current "put" method does not follow the contract of a Map's put method:
   Criteria.put() returns the Criteria itself, whereas Map.put() returns the value which previously
had the passed key.
   Also, if you put() an object into a criteria and then get() the same key, you do not receive
the object you put() but a Criteria.Criterion containing the object you put in. This is also
not the behaviour expected by a map.


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