What methods should go into a java.util.Objects class in JDK 7?

Joseph D. Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Sat Oct 10 01:38:40 UTC 2009

Paul Benedict wrote:
> Joe,
> I think java.util.Objects could benefit from the "final" modifier.
> Since its constructor always fails, there is no reason to subclass it
> (i.e., super constructor always fails). I believe Josh's "Effective
> Java" book makes such a point about static utility classes.
> Paul


Classes with only private constructors, like j.u.Objects, are 
effectively final.  Adding final is harmless but unnecessary in these 
cases.  The platform is a bit inconsistent here; j.u.Collections is 
*not* marked final while j.l.Math is.  In practice, it doesn't matter 
very much; I'll consider final-izing j.u.Objects on the next round of edits.


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