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From Simone Tripodi <simone.trip...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: XML vs Annotations
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2010 14:39:41 GMT
Hi Clinton,
can you tell me please where I can start looking for configuration
classes? After reading your email I started thinking about realizing a
"polyglot" iBatis, extending the existing classes, allowing it reading
the configuration files in various formats...
Maybe I'm just too much a dreamer, but if Maven3 guys started thinking
about the "Polyglot Maven"[1] maybe it could be just nice having
different formats of SQL Maps... :P
Thanks in advance,

[1] http://polyglot.sonatype.org/


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Daryl Stultz <daryl@6degrees.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Guy Rouillier <guyr-ml1@burntmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I don't know if what you are trying to do is possible, but it seems to
>> defeat the intent of iBATIS (remove all the routine JDBC code and replace it
>> with declarations, so your Java code becomes much simpler.)
> Simpler Java code is nice, but there are lots of ways to simplify it. Moving
> SQL to XML is better than using string concatenation in Java but not as good
> as an internal DSL for building queries. Having everything in Java yields
> superior capabilities such as compile-time checks, refactorings, etc.
>> If you are going to add lots of Java code to build the mappings, you might
>> as well just go back to using straight JDBC.
> But... then I won't have SQL to Object mapping anymore... iBATIS is about
> SQL Mapping - it should not force any particular approach to using that core
> service.
> --
> Daryl Stultz
> _____________________________________
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> http://www.6degrees.com
> mailto:daryl@6degrees.com

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