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DDC-2398: Add a "use namespace" like feature to DQL to have short/reusable entity classname #3107

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Jira issue originally created by user quazardous:

I find not always portable-friendly the use of full class path in DQL.

$query = $em->createQuery('SELECT u FROM \MyProject\Model\User u WHERE u.age > 20');

could be :

$query = $em->createQuery('USE \MyProject\Model SELECT u FROM User u WHERE u.age > 20');

or :

$query = $em->use('\MyProject\Model')->createQuery('SELECT u FROM User u WHERE u.age > 20');

And with a default namespace attached to the entity manager :

$query = $em->use()->createQuery('SELECT u FROM User u WHERE u.age > 20');


Comment created by @ocramius:

In strings, you always use the fully qualified class name, or an entity alias


Comment created by quazardous:

yes :p and so it's not symmetrical with PHP coding...
it's unesthetic and when you do code refactoring it's harder than just managing your use "namespace";
but i've put priority to minor ;p


Comment created by @ocramius:

[~quazardous] I'm closing this. Strings are values passed around in your system, and having their meaning depend on context is absolutely a no-go


Issue was closed with resolution "Invalid"

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