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

Bob Lee crazybob at crazybob.org
Sat Oct 10 02:07:43 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:55 PM, Paul Benedict <pbenedict at apache.org> wrote:

> Understood, but the keyword (pun) here is "effectively". Why let a
> developer wait until runtime to find out his code will fail? At least
> by marking the class as final, anybody who wishes to subclass it will
> receive a compiler error. Rain on the parade early :-)

Paul, this is caught at compile time, since you can't call the private
constructor. The "final" would be redundant.

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