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April 27, 2006

Some more hibernate thingies

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Some more hibernate observations, although I haven't got time to prove via unit tests:

– if you specify an interface="" then the laziness is ignored; it is always lazy (not documented AFAICS)

– if you have final methods/class then regardless of access (field|property) you will get null values. This is because CGLIB cannot subclass/override final classes/methods (well known), but why doesn't hibernate throw an exception?

– if you specify non-lazy for a class, then the class is fully formed, even if it is using CGLIB with final classes/methods irrespective of access (property|field). I suspect in this case CGLIB isn't involved and hibernate is simply instantiating your implementation class and updating the fields via reflection.

– if you specify an outer join in the mapping, laziness will be ignored; it won't be lazy. This of course is intuitive; join makes no sense if it is not lazy.

When I have more time I will unit test all these combinations, but this is a reminder to me do so.

Will I ever understand hibernate completely :)

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