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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziege...@s-und-n.de>
Subject RE: XML Utilities
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 06:40:18 GMT

sorry for the late response - but currently I'm more away than in the

So, although I think you already did the changes (which is OK), yes,
the changes should do no harm and making things final is a good idea.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Donald [mailto:peter@apache.org]
> Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002 9:00 AM
> To: avalon-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: XML Utilities
> Hi Carsten (and other Cocooners),
> I have just been playing around with the XML stuff. I notice that a bunch
> of classes have protected variables. As these can make system evolution
> difficult to do while remaining backwards compatible I would like
> to remove
> these.
> I made the variable in XercesParser private as I figured that
> there was no
> real way you could subclass XercesParser and reuse the variable.
> However I
> held off doing the same for any of the other classes as they could
> conceivably be used by subclasses. Thus I am not sure if changing them
> would break any code. I suspect not but I figured I would ask you first.
> Would there be any probalem with making the variables private and
> potentially of making classes final?
> Cheers,
> Peter Donald
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind,
> and proving that there is no need to do so - almost
> everyone gets busy on the proof."
>               - John Kenneth Galbraith
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