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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: AW: Minor Patch for FilteredQuery, contributor needed.
Date Fri, 18 Jun 2004 12:19:27 GMT

On Jun 18, 2004, at 6:13 AM, Karsten Konrad wrote:
> Would you also want the filter itself
> available?
> the filter is not so important for me, although I think that all the 
> Filter/Query
> classes should make their contents available for postprocessing - 
> setters are
> different, but why omit a getter in this context?

I'll turn the question around.... why expose internal state when there 
isn't a use for it?  Returning mutable objects is risky business.  What 
if the developer modifies the returned object?   Is that ok?

For the filter, I'll leave that off until a need arises to add a getter.


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