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From "Alexey N. Solofnenko" <>
Subject Re: XJ - xml extension for Java
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2005 17:32:40 GMT
We can think whether generics and annotations are good or bad, but they 
are now a part of our lives. There is nothing we can do.

- Alexey.

Steve Loughran wrote:
> Kev Jackson wrote:
>>> Since you are i hibernate user that may be one of the major reasons 
>>> for you to switch  (i know i will, eventually) to use the 
>>> annotations and EJB3 hibernate stuff.
>> I actually find Hibernate* to not be as good as advertised, but then 
>> I don't think the EJB3 stuff adds anything (indeed I feel it ties you 
>> into vendors).
>>> Personally, i'm waiting for the majority of my toolset to catch up, 
>>> probably will switch during the summer.
>> I have the Java5 sdk, but i code to 1.4 conventions and I use Jikes, 
>> I don't miss the new features, so I don't feel left out or anything :)
> I've been doing stuff on an off with it.
> 1. generics is wierd. It makes collections, well, different. There is 
> a lot of complexity there.
> 2. I do like the new iterator. OK. IDEs make typing out interator code 
> trivial, but this keeps everything cleaner. I just wish they had taken 
> an Iterator<T> as a parameter instead of Iterable<T>.
> 3. not used annotations yet. Not even @override.
> Overall I am unsure which features are really compelling.
> -steve
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