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From Rob Leland <>
Subject Re: [math] design patterns (was Re: cvs commit: jakarta-commons-sandbox/math/src/java/org/apache/commons/math/stat
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 20:22:38 GMT

> Static methods are a necessary evil in OO languages and should be 
> avoided when possible.  

I disagree. Static functions are similar to Aspect Oriented Programming, 
such as AspectJ which centrializes
code across many classes that is similar in functionality. This 
eliminates duplicate code, and increases maintainability.


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