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From Steve Lukshides <luksh...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Method name generation
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2003 23:00:38 GMT




Hi All,

I'm new to Torque so this may have been covered before, though I can't
find any mention in the list archive.  Two annoying things I notice right
off the bat with Torque's code generation are the following:

1. Torque will generate some methods in the BaseClass that get lists of
objects for columns defined as a foreign key.  As an example, if you have a
column called CAMPUS_ID that is a foreign key, Torque will generate a
method called getCampuss(...).  Note that the extra "s" is intentional.
Obviously Torque tried to make a plural out of Campus and didn't quite get
it right.  This is annoying because I'd have to create another method that
spells it correctly and just calls Torque's version.  I think a better
solution would be for Torque to not try to create a plural and just call
the method getCampusList(...).

2. The formatting of the generated code is horrendous.  Indentation is
completely whacked and there tends to be an overabundance of blank lines.
I don't want to sound like an ingrate because if Torque does what I want it
will give quite a bit of functionality for nothing.  But the formatting of
the generated code would not get through a code review and doesn't inspire
a lot of confidence.  I don't know how others feel but I tend to think that
when something appears so easy to fix but is ignored, I tend to wonder what
else is being neglected.

Anyway, thanks for listening, I hope these issues are addressed in a future
release.  So far, I'm excited to be using Torque and hope it fulfills its
promise.

Regards,
Steve Lukshides

Sr. I/T Specialist, IBM Global Services
1475 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-989-0340
Voice Mail: 610-578-2385  IBM Tie Line: 873-2385
Email: lukshide@us.ibm.com


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