[jdom-interest] getChildren() vs getElements()
guru at edamame.stinky.com
Thu Sep 14 05:49:52 PDT 2000
Wasn't there a discussion a few months ago about renaming
getChildren() to getElements()? This Solomon-like solution was
provided by somebody smart, I think James.
ambiguous; implies that it gets Attributes etc. :-(
too long to type :-(
brief; no way it can be misinterpreted :-)
Was this just forgotten, or was there a reason to keep getChildren
that I missed?
(We could deprecate getChildren for a few months before the 1.0
release to allow migration.)
P.S. This is orthogonal to the current "Element implements List"
discussion. BTW, I think it should not implement List, for this very
reason: there is an ambiguity as to what the members of that list
would be (elements or mixed or elements+attributes or ...)
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