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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Cvs <commandline> implementation question...
Date Sun, 24 Mar 2002 19:55:03 GMT
On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 02:03, Erik Hatcher wrote:
> Let me just clarify a bit, as its been taken out of context and exaggerated
> some.
> I'm not at all adverse to subclassing.  But in OO its generally best to
> save it for last, when you *really* need it.  Don't burn up your
> inheritance hierarchy right away if you can get by with using other OO
> techniques first.
> Don't blur my comments with ant-dev as a whole.  I speak for myself, and
> not necessarily for the group.

I agree with you. Inheritance is evil. At least 50% of the inconsistancies 
and hacks in ants current code base are due to people using inheritance 
rather than doing things "the right way".



"Liberty means responsibility. That is 
      why most men dread it." - Locke

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