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Unused constant

Michael Morris
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Hi all.
There is a package-private constant that is defined in Data.java, DataInfo.java and FieldInfo.java that as far as I can tell is not used at all. Here's the definition:

My first instinct is to remove the definition altogether since I can see no apparent use for it. What are your thoughts?
Thanks


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Mark Spritzler
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I'd just keep whatever they had doen in the code. The constant could have ben used in a previous version of the test, when you have to convert the data.
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Michael Morris
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Thanks Mark. I have a tendecy to nit-pick others' code (and code that I wrote but can't remember when.) I will certainly leave it alone.
Burk Hufnagel
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Another possibillity is that it is used to tell the person marking your submission which version of the "legacy code" and db.db file you were assigned.


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