On Apr 28, 2011, at 11:53 AM, Rob Sargent wrote:
> Hm, I get the feeling that only the good folks at Hibernate seem to think using a "natural key" is the _only_ way to go.
Well, natural keys are quite obviously the way to go, when they exist. The problem is, they usually don't really exist. What's usually proposed as a natural key, will upon further investigation, either not be guaranteed unique, or not guaranteed to be unchanging, or both.
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