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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: [clazz] Some code to consider
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:21:39 GMT wrote:
>> from:    Victor Volle <>
>>1. I do not like the name MetaBean, I would prefer Clazz or
>>MetaClass, because "Bean" implies that I have to have
>>getters and setters. I know that this is an important use
>>case, but sometimes I am only interested in the 
>>operations (interfaces etc.).
>>I do not like the name MetaProperty for the same reason.
>>I would prefer Field (Berin) or Attribute (UML).
> To be honest, I'm not sure that 'bean' implies very much these days. After all, EJBs
are hardly beans in the traditional sense.

That is true.  EJBs are components, with the entity beans modeled
after the JavaBean idiom (default constructor, getter/setter, etc.).
JavaBeans are objects.


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