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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
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 20:43:19 GMT
David Graham wrote:

>>> 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.
> I see no correlation between AOP and static methods, nor any 
> correlation between static methods an increased code maintainability.  
> There is nothing magic about static methods that make them more 
> maintainable than non-statics.
> David
>> -Rob

The discussion is growing somewhat repetative, OT and monotonic, unless 
anyone has a clearly differing view than whats been already voiced, I 
suggest we move on to more interesting development related topics, your 
probibly welcome to continue this discussion on the jakarta commons 
users/interest list.


Mark Diggory
Software Developer
Harvard MIT Data Center

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