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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: Coding/Language Standards
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:29:05 GMT
On 9/28/06, Harris Boyce III <harris.r.boyce.iii@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking to have a brief discussion about coding standards in Java
> and .NET and how they are/should be applied on this project.
>
> While studying the code for this project, and other Java porgrams as
> well, I'm not sure that I understand the premises behind getters and
> setters and list operation methods (AddEntry, RemoveEntry, etc.).  In
> .NET, the concept of properties allows the compilers to automatically
> generate getter and setter methods in-place of what appears to be
> regular public fields.  What I don't necessarily understand is why
> list operations are added to objects when the getters and setters
> expose the list/collection types?  I don't know if this is just a
> nuance of Java and that .NET developers just don't follow these
> practices, but I am hoping to receive some insight as to why this
> practice is followed and whether or not I should do the same in the
> .NET implemenation of Abdera.

Perhaps your question would be easier to understand if you pointed us
to a specific example in the code...

-garrett

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