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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
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".

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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