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Re: [eclipselink-users] Using constructor injection with JPA entities

JPA 1.0 supports field access, so you do not need set methods if you use
field access, which is normally the better way to go anyway.

cowwoc wrote:
> Hi,
> I am curious whether it conceivably possible for JPA 2.0 to add support
> for constructor injection for such things as read-only entities. I'm not a
> fan of the JavaBean design pattern and I'm wondering whether it would be
> possible to move EclipseLink and JPA closer to the Guice way of doing
> things. For example:
> class Foo
> {
>   public Foo(@Named("username") String username, @Named("password") String
> password)
>   {}
>   // mapping annotations go on getters
>   public String getUsername() {}
>   public String getPassword() {}
>   // no setters
> }
> It would be even better if you could pick up the property names directly
> from the variable name but I believe there are technical problems with
> that approach.
> Thank you,
> Gili

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