Now some information about current development for my modelling tool “PUM” regarding the code generator for Gemstone/S. This is work in progress – and I’m working on our product model with these new features.
Gemstone/S supported versions
I now only support the newest version 3.2.6 of Gemstone – due to the newly introduced index-concept. There was no need here to stay for 220.127.116.11 and other versions. Its the one we are working now with.
For each defined associations the user may now define indices – based on attributes of the instances hold in that association. Supported structures for associations are now: Set, Bag, OrderedCollection, Array, SortedCollection with various options. “large”, “conflict”, “identity” and so on. Not all combination are valid.
When a new instance is created it now also creates ALL defined indices for that instance.
Utf16 attribute support
Up to the current version only the “type” “String” was allowed for a character collection attribute. Now its also possible to define “Utf16” as a type – and the setting method ensures, that a needed conversion is done before storing a new string into that UTF16-based attribute. Utf16 attributes may also be used for index stuff.