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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] (re-vote) XxxUtils constructors
Date Tue, 20 Aug 2002 07:24:15 GMT
From: "Michael A. Smith" <mas@apache.org>
> On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Jack, Paul wrote:
> > I really don't like this idea.  I, for one, don't want to
> > write a bean version of CollectionUtil's eight zillion methods,
> > nor does the prospect of maintaining such a beast appeal to me.
>
> It shouldn't be hard to write an automated script using BCEL or
> something to generate it automatically.  but yes, I understand your
> point.

(My inner class point would allow package scope constrctor and thus a Bean
subclass, thus little effort. However, I still much prefer Pauls concept)

> > What did you think of the final class/public constructor idea?
>
> I still think its a poor design practice to have a public constructor
> for a class that shouldn't be instantiated, but I won't -1 it.  I'd like
> the idea even better if it was deprecated.  Actually, I'll +1 a
> deprecated public final constructor.

Oh joy! Another option. That makes 7 choices in total. Looks like it might
be better to put everything on the next ballot.

Stephen


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