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From "Matt Benson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COLLECTIONS-451) Hide constructors of utility classes
Date Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:29:14 GMT

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Matt Benson commented on COLLECTIONS-451:
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In the past this was done, AIUI, so that we would play nicely with Velocity, which at the
time required an object instance to invoke even a static method.  I'm pretty sure this is
no longer the case for Velocity, and during a major release would certainly be the most opportune
time to discontinue this practice.  +1 from me.
                
> Hide constructors of utility classes
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COLLECTIONS-451
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COLLECTIONS-451
>             Project: Commons Collections
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Thomas Neidhart
>
> All the utility classes like MapUtils have public constructors, although they only have
static method.
> Normal practice is to hide the default constructor to prevent object creation.

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