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From Gary Gregory <ggreg...@seagullsw.com>
Subject RE: [lang][proposal] SystemUtils property out of sync problem; ad d set methods.
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2004 23:23:24 GMT
I'm not too strongly convinced either :-P it seems like a usability edge
case I suppose. If you are going to set a System property we wrap, just
beware.

Gary

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Colebourne [mailto:scolebourne@btopenworld.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 15:12
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: Re: [lang][proposal] SystemUtils property out of sync problem;
> add set methods.
> 
> From: "Gary Gregory" <ggregory@seagullsw.com>
> > > Do people really change these values? (other than in tests, which
> kinda
> > > don't count...)
> >
> > My feeling is that is does not matter what /kind/ of call site uses (for
> > example) SystemUtils, whether it is application code or unit test code.
> My
> > application, in general terms, is the client/customer. What matters is
> that
> > [lang] provides the services that make my job of writing code
> > easier/better/faster.
> 
> The point I'm really driving at is where the limits of [lang] lie. There
> is
> no technical difficulty (other than its a bit boring) of adding get and
> set
> methods for each system property in addition to the constants. The
> question
> is whether it serves a big enough need.
> 
> Maybe there is a large need to change environment variables, but I just
> feel
> a little unconvinced. Consider me -0 I guess.
> 
> Stephen
> 
> 
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