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From Stephan Michels <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: xml-cocoon2/src/scratchpad/src/org/apache/cocoon/components/source/impl
Date Thu, 09 Jan 2003 14:54:06 GMT

On 9 Jan 2003 wrote:

> giacomo     2003/01/09 06:35:25
>   Modified:    src/scratchpad/src/org/apache/cocoon/components/source/impl
>   Log:
>   make some method package protected instead of privat to increase performance by avoiding
'access emulated by a synthetic accessor method' (objected by eclipse)

Hmm, do really think that using package protected modifiers instead of
private modifiers make the implementation faster. For some time I read
an article, which says the private modifier make the fastest access

The assumption that the access is fast is only valid, if have accessor
methods like that

class MyClass
 private String text;

 public getText()
   return text;

class MyClass2
  String text;

MyClass2.text ist faster than MyClass.getText

In the case of, you don't have accessor methods.
And if you are a friend of defensive programming, you will
always working with private member variables, and use
accessor methods instead.

Thank you for your effort, but I doesn't think this is a good idea :-/

Stephan Michels.

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