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From Daniel Rall <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] (3b) XxxUtilsConstructors last chance
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2002 00:10:38 GMT
"Steven Caswell" <> 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

Daniel Rall <>

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