Re: List or Iterator

"Mike Schilling" <>
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:51:37 -0700
Patricia Shanahan wrote:

Mike Schilling wrote:

Lew wrote:

Mike Schilling wrote:

All good points. Of course, when any of them apply, you've also
to consider "Might I want to use this class in another method? If
I might as well make it a full-fledged nested class." Anyway,
local classes never been invented, I doubt we'd miss them.

There was a reason why they were added to the Java language.
Obviously somebody missed them.

No one's stepped up and said "I created one, even once". So your
argument is that we'd miss something we don't use.

I use them a lot. I find anonymous inner classes break the flow of
code unless they are extremely short and simple. I prefer either a
static or non-static member class, with a meaningful name, depending
on whether the member class needs access to its surrounding class'
private data.

And you create local classes (defined within a method) for this?

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