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From Bryan Noll <>
Subject Re: Using _attributes
Date Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:57:31 GMT
I don't feel pre-fixing with '_' for member level attributes is really 
necessary, particularly if you're using an IDE.  I can see how it would 
help someone using only vi or emacs recognize what was what, but with 
the color code and hotkeys and quick-clicking available in IDE's, it 
just doesn't seem necessary.

Plus, Eclipse does the same thing you're describing in terms of 
getter/setter generation.  For instance...

    private String _blah; // the following accessors were generated.

    public String get_blah() {
        return _blah;

    public void set_blah(String _blah) {
        this._blah = _blah;

I don't know whether IntelliJ figures this out or no.

Abe White wrote:
>> I think it could be nicer and a bit easier if OpenJPA was automatically
>> eliminating the first _ from attribute names to build its default coumn
>> names, don't you think?
> The default column names are mandated by the JPA specification.  And 
> unless you're using OpenJPA-specific mappings, you shouldn't have to 
> use OpenJPA-specific annotations just to rename columns.  The JPA spec 
> includes standard annotations for naming the columns in all standard 
> mappings.
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