Do Transitions really need to be final?

Tom Schindl tom.schindl at
Sat Dec 17 00:15:06 PST 2011


I can only guess but making something final makes evolving the API less

that e.g. adding a public field to a class which is allowed to be
subclassed might break binary compat.

Am 17.12.11 08:32, schrieb Tom Eugelink:
> On 2011-12-17 08:25, Daniel Zwolenski wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> Just wondering if there is a reason for the various transition classes
>> (FadeTransition, PathTransition, etc) being final?
> I would even like to put that one step higher; why is any class final? I
> know that the fact that they are not in Swing have allowed for many
> improvements, unforeseen at the time Swing was created.
> Tom

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