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From "Steven Caswell" <ste...@caswell.name>
Subject RE: [VOTE] (3b) XxxUtilsConstructors last chance
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2002 00:20:00 GMT
I confess I'm a novice in the area of class loading. Can you elaborate a
little more?  What do you mean by "utility class extensions"?


Steven Caswell
steven@caswell.name
a.k.a Mungo Knotwise of Michel Delving
"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them..."


> -----Original Message-----
> From: dlr@finemaltcoding.com [mailto:dlr@finemaltcoding.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:11 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Cc: steven@caswell.name
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] (3b) XxxUtilsConstructors last chance
> 
> 
> "Steven Caswell" <steven@caswell.name> writes:
> 
> > My vote is -0 instead of +0 because I haven't heard anyone 
> present a 
> > serious reason as to why a utility class, a non-bean, should be 
> > subject to subclassing.  I can somewhat see the need for 
> construction 
> > for tools that require a bean (which a utility class really isn't), 
> > but I think other compromises, such as a wrapper class, 
> would also be 
> > reasonable. But again, no serious discussion on this topic was 
> > engaged.
> 
> Class loading is a very useful feature.  Preventing 
> sub-classing would effectively block the possibility of class 
> loading of utility class extensions.
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> Daniel Rall <dlr@finemaltcoding.com>
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