[jdom-interest] getChildren() vs getElements()
jhunter at collab.net
Fri Sep 15 11:56:22 PDT 2000
> Here I can agree with getChildElements() because we are
> still consistent with the name getChild() which returns a
> (strongly typed) Element wheras getChildren() returns a List
> of Objects and only the docs can tell you what to expect.
The proposal isn't:
The proposal is:
The former wouldn't be consistent. One problem with the latter is it's
almost *too* consistent and hard to differentiate. It's one reason I
prefer getChild() / getChildren(). I also prefer it because it leaves
the option to have getChildTextTrim() which I find really useful. If we
go with getChildElement() then it'd be getChildElementTextTrim() and
that's just too many nouns to be understandable.
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