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From "Andrew Hill" <>
Subject RE: [OT] Use of Static Methods
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2003 02:52:53 GMT
Put them as methods of a Singleton instance instead of static methods.
(Ive been using lots of static methods so the fact Im telling you to do it
differently to that should indicate something ;->)

-Especially when other people have to use these methods too. The number of
times Ive cursed classes like PropertyUtils and BeanUtils for being statics
and not singletons because I want to use a slightly different version in
some places...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Jalenak []
Sent: Wednesday, 9 July 2003 23:29
To: ''
Subject: [OT] Use of Static Methods

One of my programmers asked me whether or not it is OK to define helper
methods as 'static' - and I realized that I didn't know the answer.  So I
guess the question is, in a web application, can common code be factored out
to a helper class and marked as 'static'?  Are there any major problems with
doing this?  I should know the answer, but just can't put my thumb on it
right now.... 8)


Jerry Jalenak
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