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From Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [lang] Checking for NULL
Date Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:01:11 GMT
The use of ObjectUtils.NULL seems esoteric. If you didn't write this
email, I wouldn't have known of its support.

Paul

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Stephen Colebourne
<scolebourne@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> The new ObjectUtils.firstNonNull() method checked for both null and the
> ObjectUtils.NULL constant object. Since that was the only method with that
> behaviour I removed the check for the NULL object.
>
> The question is broader than that... do we want all null checks in
> ObjectUtils or [lang] to also check for ObjectUtils.NULL?
>
> IMO, the NULL constant was intended for collections where null isn't valid.
> So I don't think I'd add broader checks.
>
> Stephen
>
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