Transitive Persistence ?
posted 12 years ago
Transitive means that some state can cascade throughout your object graph. For example, if one object becomes persistent, some of the directly associated objects should also be made persitent. The same for delete, reattach to a persitence context (Session.update()), and other persistence manager operations. Hibernate has very fine grained transitive persistence features, an important aspect for an object/relational mapping tool.