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From "Shapira, Yoav" <Yoav.Shap...@mpi.com>
Subject RE: [collections] Collections Next Gen
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2003 17:06:13 GMT

Howdy,

>I'd like to standardise this as either something we obey, or don't
obey.
>Personally I've never liked it and not obeyed it, as a putAll or addAll
>method easily handles this functionality. Usually the Collections
project
>has obeyed it however, as it is an unwritten part of the specification
we
>are obeying. It seems we have three options I think:
>
>
>1) We strictly obey the specification. A collection-type parameter to a
>constructor is a copy-by-value.

Same here:  I've never lked it, never obeyed it.  I do like putAll and
addAll.  So I like the above , #1 option in your email, as it's the most
consistent and least confusing.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics




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