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From Rainer Jung <>
Subject Re: Large webapps in 7.0.29 and Annotation Scanning not respecting "metadata-complete"
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:52:06 GMT
On 01.08.2012 18:10, Andreas PĂ„lsson wrote:
> I have been thinking about this issue all day, and I think the
> specification needs more work on this area.
> There is certainly no need for a container to wade through hundreds
> maybe even thousands of classes in search of something that does not exist.
> It is an unnecessary task which consumes both time and resources.
> I am all for making it easier for a developer, and make the container
> scan everything by default.
> But there is also an obvious need for a solution to specifically define
> where a container should look for annotations when we have web
> applications with very large amount of classes.
> Even if it has to be an XML-file, such as in Spring where you can
> instruct  the framework where to look for beans, entities, controllers
> and such.
> Mark, is there a way we can influence the EG to change this?

I'm not Mark and don't want to preempt any answer from him, but there is 
the following public discussion available:




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