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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <cziege...@sundn.de>
Subject AW: [C2] Ambiguous API - AbstractServerPage.modifiedSince(long date)
Date Tue, 14 Aug 2001 11:52:38 GMT
> Stuart Roebuck wrote:
>
>
> I wonder whether it would be worth considering renaming and/or clarifying
> the documentation of the modifiedSince() method defined in the Modifiable
> interface?  The uses of this method in Cocoon appear to fit with the
> description of the method as implemented in AbstractServerPage, however
> this definition is probably the exact opposite of what you would expect
> for a method of this name, and I'm not sure that it is in keeping
> with the
> description in Modifiable.java.
>
> I would expect modifiedSince(date) to mean "has this object been modified
> since the given date, if it has return true".
>
> But the implementation is "has this object been modified since the given
> date, if *not* return true".
>
> Unfortunately, I can't think of a better name than:
> needsRefreshingGivenLastAffectingChangeDateOf(Date dateOfLastUpdate)  :-)
>
Let me guess, you are a long time OpenStep (Cocoa, WebObjects) user? Right?
If so, welcome. If not, you have managed half the way of learning it.

Carsten

> Stuart.
>
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> Stuart Roebuck                                  stuart.roebuck@adolos.com
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