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From Clinton Begin <clinton.be...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Multiple Statements in one transaction/command
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 16:46:28 GMT
Don't worry, we don't intend to abandon XML. But instead, we intend to
support a more robust Java API to allow developers to do both full mapped
statement configuration from Java, as well as execute ad-hoc SQL statements.


On 11/2/05, Ben Munat <bent@munat.com> wrote:
> Clinton Begin wrote:
> >
> > No, I would avoid that. I'm not sure what the appeal is of doing
> > something like this. More XML and less Java? I'm finding the opposite
> > opinion is more common these days....less XML and more Java. In fact,
> > one of the highest priority features of iBATIS 3.0 is XML-less iBATIS.
> ;-)
> >
> Please don't fall for the anti-XML hype! I cannot fathom this whole "xml
> is too verbose"
> crap. Yes, it is possible to push too much responsibility into the XML
> (and yes, alarm
> bells should be going off when you're talking about putting a logic notion
> like "foreach"
> in XML), but that does not mean we should abandon XML... and for what? Yet
> another markup
> language (Ruby-bash fully intended) but without the "scary" pointy
> brackets? Hardcoding
> our configuration in the code?
> In any case, from one (mostly) satisfied iBatis user, your use of XML is
> *just fine*!
> Don't fix what ain't broke!
> b

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