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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] (re-vote) XxxUtils constructors
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2002 19:23:16 GMT

Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> From: "Jack, Paul" <>
>>Actually, now that I've purged, here's another idea. :)
>>1.  Constructors are public.  Yay, Velocity can use the
>>utility classes.
>>2.  The utility classes are marked as final.  Yay, no one
>>can add instance methods or otherwise wreak havoc with the
>>3.  People can waste memory with unneeded instances.  Boo,
>>but not a major show-stopper.
> Personally I really like this idea. No misuse of the deprecated word, no
> subclass issues, and who cares about the memory.

It really looks like it's actually *brilliant* :-)

Of course, usually when ideas are so brilliant they bite back in 
unespected ways ;-) (let's hope not)

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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