mike at saxonica.com
Mon Jan 22 14:16:42 PST 2007
> I think use instanceof in java seems as anti-OO as the use of peace
> wreath for xmas is anti-American.
Since you haven't revealed your views on the latter, I have difficulty
knowing your views on the former...
> I have not much choice but to test each iterator member with
> instanceof, do I?
You often have no choice but to use instanceof. That's a legitimate
criticism of the API you are using. It's not a legitimate criticism of your
code: the API design forces you into it.
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