Affects Version/s: 1.2.1, 1.3.0, 2.0.0-M2
AbstractResultList implements the basics for readonly result lists. When calling the subList(int,int) method, the following exception is raised:
Since the subList() method contract is to create a new List from the ResultList, this operation does not modify the original list: it only provides a view on the original list (see http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/collections/interfaces/list.html ).
This problem is also found by other users: http://n2.nabble.com/DelegatingResultList.subList-not-implemented--td210389.html
They found the (bad) workaround to build a new List (bad because this is not the same as calling subList()):
List mySubList = new ArrayList(openjpaList).subList(from, to);
The AbstractResultList class should be modified by one of this solution (sorted by decreasing preference order):
1) the AbstractResultList class should extends java.util.AbstractList and the subList() method should be removed (because implemented by AbstractList)
2) the subList() method should be implemented to return a view on the original list. See java.util.AbstractList for an implementation (http://www.koders.com/java/fidCFCB47A1819AB345234CC04B6A1EA7554C2C17C0.aspx?s=iso+3166 )
3) the subList() method should throw the exception with the message "this method is not yet implemented. Workaround: new ArrayList(openjpaList).subList(from, to)"