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From Gilles Sadowski <>
Subject Re: [Math] Issue 348
Date Fri, 05 Mar 2010 18:37:16 GMT

> I don't see any changes proposed.

I propose to use the instance variable in place of the accessor.

> I see a couple of statements that getters are used (usually considered
> good), and a question about over-riding.

Getters are for accessing to encapsulated data. Within the class itself the
data is readily accessible, so using the accessor is, at best, less
Moreover, if, by mistake, a sub-class overrides the accessor, you can get
inconsistent result: the overridden accessor can return some value while it
is another (the one stored in the instance variable) that is used to perform
the calculation.


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