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"Associations for EJBs"
Volume: 4 Issue: 12, p.42


Listing 1: 

public interface AssociationSupport extends 
       public void registerRoleExtent(Object target, 
                         String roleName, 
                         Vector roleExtent); 
       public void addAssociation(Object target, 
                         String roleName, 
                         Object rolePlayer); 
       public void removeAssociation(Object target, 
                        String roleName, 
                        Object rolePlayer); 

Listing 2: 

     public class Person { 
        AssociationSupport ctx; 

         public void setEntityContext(EntityContext _ctx) { 
               ctx = (AssociationSupport) _ctx; 

        public Male father() { 
               if (fatherExtent == null) { 
              fatherExtent = new Vector(); 
               ctx.registerRoleExtent(this, "father", 
               return (Male) fatherExtent.elementAt(0); 
        Vector fatherExtent = null; 

        public void addFather(Male f) { 
               ctx.addAssociation(   this, "father", f); 
        public void removeFather(Male f) { 
               ctx.removeAssociation(this, "father", f); 

        public Female mother() { 
               if (motherExtent == null) { 
              motherExtent = new Vector(); 
               ctx.registerMotherExtent(this, "mother", 
               return (Female) tmp.elementAt(0); 
      Vector motherExtent = null; 

      public void addMother(Female m) { 
               ctx.addAssociation(this, "mother", m); 
      public void removeMother(Female m) { 
               ctx.removeAssociation(this, "mother", m); 

   ... similarly for Male and Female 


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