[DBAL-319] Doctrine\DBAL\Types\Type Created: 12/Aug/12  Updated: 22/Dec/13

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 2.2.2
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Till Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: None


The API could be improved in the next major release:

  • Type::add() instead of addType()
  • Type::isRegistered() instead of hasType() (has sounds weird)

Etc.. I think the 'type' in the methods is redundant since Type is already the object I am dealing with.

I'd also like a remove() method to unregister a type at runtime. Would make testing a little easier and I don't have to check with hasType() etc..

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 12/Aug/12 ]

I don't think those namings are really important.
There's one major change to do, which is to somehow get rid of the staticness of the `Doctrine\DBAL\Types\Type` class, and it is not a simple task.
It would also be interesting to set the type objects manually, such as a database `password` type that does encryption/decryption based on a given service. That cannot be done without staticness right now, which renders two different connections requiring the same functionality but with different parameters very difficult.

Comment by Till [ 12/Aug/12 ]

I agree on the static. But I'd also like the API to be cleaned up and the remove method.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 22/Dec/13 ]

API cleanup and staticness can be addressed in 3.0 for the first time. Otherwise we cannot keep BC. You can use Doctrine\DBAL\Types\Type::overrideType('someType', null); as a workaround for removing a type from the registry.

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