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From Daniel Rall <...@finemaltcoding.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] (3b) XxxUtilsConstructors last chance
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2002 00:13:38 GMT
"Stephen Colebourne" <scolebourne@btopenworld.com> writes:

> > "Static utility classes should have public constructors with the class
> declared final"
> > [  ] +1  I agree
> > [  ] +0  I can accept this
> > [  ] -0  I don't like it, but won't block it
> > [XX] -1 I disagree

There is absolutely no reason for utility classes to be final.  This
prevents inovation and blocks unpredicted use cases.  Go search the
WebMacro mailing list archives if you'd like to see a first-hand
demonstration of the pain classes which are final because "the author
thought it was a good idea" can cause.
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Daniel Rall <dlr@finemaltcoding.com>

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