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From Dirk Möbius <dmoeb...@scoop-gmbh.de>
Subject Re: Object dereference problem
Date Mon, 23 Aug 2010 13:08:51 GMT
> I prefer the term "value" to "ref". "ref" implies that the tag  
> represents a reference, whereas what it actually represents is the  
> value pointed to by a reference. "deref" might be more accurate, but  
> not very intuitive.  :-)

I'd prefer "ref".

"value" sounds like "copy-by-value" to me, suggesting that a copy of  
the object would be made, which is clearly wrong.

Note that Spring uses <ref> for this, too.

Dirk.



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