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From Scott Deboy <scott.de...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Final (again) (was Re: r1501104)
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:10:45 GMT
I appreciate the commitment to consistently but agree where it isn't
needed, it's reasonable for us as a group to decline to use final where not
strictly required.
On Jul 9, 2013 5:53 PM, "Ralph Goers" <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:

> This topic was covered in an email thread that started with this email -
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/logging-log4j-dev/201301.mbox/%3CCACZkXPwsDyD-X%2B5wHuq4X26wzCZnsHJ%3Ds5rLJNKe71XYyg6LfA%40mail.gmail.com%3E<http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/logging-log4j-dev/201301.mbox/%3CCACZkXPwsDyD-X+5wHuq4X26wzCZnsHJ=s5rLJNKe71XYyg6LfA@mail.gmail.com%3E>.
>  Unfortunately I don't know how to link the whole thread from the apache
> archives but you can find it at
> http://marc.info/?t=134978818500007&r=1&w=2.
> I happen to agree with you, as you will see from the thread.  I find it
> more annoying that many, many files were changed at once with no warning.
>  I also suspect Gary does this through something automated in Eclipse,
> which means he doesn't see the comments that say "don't do that".
> Ralph
> On Jul 9, 2013, at 4:41 PM, Nick Williams wrote:
> Gary,
> Earlier today you committed r1501104 with the following comment:
> Add final modifier to private fields.
> Add final modifier to method parameters.
> Add final modifier to local variables.
> I've seen you do similar things before, too. Can you explain a little bit
> why you do this? There's certainly no compiler value--the compiler for a
> long time has been capable of determining whether a variable is ever
> changed and optimizing appropriately. All it seems to do to me is clutter
> the code...significantly. It makes the code harder to read, IMO.
> Can you justify the intentional mass change of this nature?
> Thanks,
> Nick
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