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From Daniel Rall <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] (re-vote) XxxUtils constructors
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2002 21:06:40 GMT
"Geir Magnusson Jr." <> writes:

> Of course, some of you might think that would probably be best - think of
> the CPU cycle savings of having no public methods - no one would have the
> opportunity to abuse the methods in string utils by calling them.


> It's yet another example of how you can't really predict who might
> come along and use your code - therefore leaving as many open
> options as possible is the best strategy in situations like this.

Yup.  So long as an API doesn't present the possibility of causing
>internal errors in your library at runtime.  Which in this ctor case,
it clearly doesn't.

Daniel Rall <>

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