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From scolebou...@btopenworld.com
Subject Re: [clazz] Naming
Date Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:58:27 GMT
>  from:    Victor Volle <victor.volle@gmxpro.net>
> Do we need Clazz at all?
> What is the difference between Clazz (Bean) and MetaClass?
> What is Clazz (Bean) responsible for? 

In the JDK the parallel is Class vs Object. In [beanutils] the parallel is DynaClass vs DynaBean.
Its the instantiated object. Thus Class or Clazz is a bad name for it. Object, Instance or
Bean are better names.


> Summary:
> ============================
> MetaClass, MetaField, MetaOperation
> ???           Field,        Operation
> Attribute
> ============================

Problem with Field is that it is the same as reflection. I really want to avoid that as it
will make the API much more complex to use (needing to qualify class names)

Stephen


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