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From Bryan Noll <>
Subject Re: enhancement of persistent classes
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2006 03:20:22 GMT
So... trying to wrap my head around this topic a bit more.

Can one of you fellas clarify for me whether or not an eclipse plugin 
exists out there that enhances classes for you?  Looking around the web 
a bit produced the following, which sort of leaves it hanging.

Thanks in advance... Bryan

Bryan Noll wrote:
> Fair enough... just wanted to be clear...
> Marc Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>> Bryan-
>> You are correct: OpenJPA does require enhancement of classes. This 
>> allows us to be much faster and more efficient for many operations 
>> than a purely reflection-based system can be.
>> On Sep 20, 2006, at 2:12 PM, Bryan Noll wrote:
>>> Hello all... was on vacation for a bit... then the day job got in 
>>> the way.
>>> Quick question for the folks more in the know than me.  Reading this 
>>> (,

>>> it seems like classes must be enhanced (either at build time or 
>>> runtime) unless being deployed to a compliant EJB3 container, in 
>>> which case that's part of the container's job.
>>> I just wanted to verify that I understand this correctly, and 
>>> there's not some way to avoid having to enhance these things that I 
>>> don't know about.  I ask because you don't have to perform any kind 
>>> of enhancement step in your build process when using Hibernate.
>>> I wouldn't be surprised if I'm missing something here, so if I said 
>>> something stupid, please be gentle.
>>> Thanks...
>>> Bryan

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