Re: Quick inheritence question

Lew <>
Fri, 04 Jan 2008 22:27:22 -0500
Jason Cavett wrote:

Two things going on here. First, the simple thing...

I think the important part here is, "One of the components is called
lob ***NOT*** id."

So, you're saying, LobBean extends SimpleTypeBean. So, because of
that, your LobBean has TWO long values (lob and id). I don't think
that's what you're really looking for. So, the simple solution is
that LobBean does not extend SimpleTypeBean.

Slightly more complicated, but makes more sense...

BUT, as you have noticed, both beans do share a description. And, if
you also noticed, "lob" and "id" are *exactly* the same thing...they
are both long values. So, the only difference is what you name them.
In my opinion, that's not a difference. Really, you could use Simple
as an LOB and be perfectly fine. (Of course, if LobBean has OTHER
differences, you would want to extend SimpleBean and then add the
additional features.) The point I'm trying to make is that id = lob
for your purposes. Don't make it more difficult than it is through
your variable names (which nobody is going to see anyway).

Cogent and wise.


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