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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (COMPRESS-61) ArchiveStreamFactory could have static methods as well
Date Sat, 28 Mar 2009 01:00:51 GMT
ArchiveStreamFactory could have static methods as well

                 Key: COMPRESS-61
             Project: Commons Compress
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Sebb

ArchiveStreamFactory currently has to be instantiated in order to use it.

The methods have to be instance methods in order for subclasses to override them, but until
that is done (will it ever be done?) it seems a bit unnecessary to create an instance of the

Perhaps there could be a private static instance of the class that could be used with public
static methods?

The same considerations apply to the other factories.

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