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From David Graham <>
Subject RE: [OT] Use of Static Methods
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2003 19:05:42 GMT
--- "Paananen, Tero" <Tero.Paananen@GTECH.COM> wrote:
> > OO programs should be made up of objects passing
> > messages to other objects, not calling global functions.
> I would argue a Singleton is no better in this respect.
> The fact that they're instantiated into an object,
> don't make Singletons any less "global" than static
> methods.

They are instantiated into objects which means you can change the specific
type, method implementations, etc. without the app knowing instead of
calling a global function.  If I wanted to do procedural programming I'd
be using Perl, not Java.


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