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From "Stephen Colebourne" <>
Subject Re: [lang] Action-taken [Was: StringUtils constructor is private]
Date Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:05:20 GMT
From: "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
> > I actually quite strongly dislike making the constructor public. Its
> > basically a flaw in Velocity that we're coding for.
> Not quite clear to me that using Class.newInstance() to dynamically create
> instances is a flaw...

All I'm saying is that Velocity should be able to allow you to call a static
method without needing an instance. It is excluding every static utils
method class I've ever written until now by not doing so. Its a flaw because
the class shouldn't be instantiated.


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