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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] (3b) XxxUtilsConstructors last chance
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2002 13:19:51 GMT


> >>
On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> On 8/21/02 7:30 PM, "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebourne@btopenworld.com>
> wrote:
>
> >> Background (if you got bored by the threads)
> >> - A static utility class has only static methods and fields
> >> - Certain tools need instances of static utility classes
> >> - These classes are not intended to be used as beans, hence private
> >> constructors
>
> These classes were *ORIGINALLY* used as beans, hence public contructors.

'class', not 'classes' afaik. If you focus on the single class in question
then you're missing the point. Currently Collections has Utils with a
private constructor, this means that the Collections project is off-limits
to instance-using projects. If this is such a big issue that many Jakarta
projects need instance Utils, then it's big enough that Commons needs to
have a common view on it.



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