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tom mcmorrow
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Joined: Jan 11, 2002
Posts: 39
hi all
almost ready to upload assignment. however i feel my justification for modifying the data class is hardly conclusive and i could just as easily gone the other road and extended it. perhaps i have not enough experience with OO design. how did anyone out there who has gone through the process feel about their justification of this decision.
thanking you
Adam Roberts
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Joined: Mar 18, 2002
Posts: 71
Here's what my thoughts are:
Extending the class would be done if the Data class needed methods overridden, not just if it needed new features. The deprecated methods *are* changed, but you dont really need to keep that code.
Again, you are correct in that its easy to go either way, personally I think the question is a little bit silly considering the other, much more important decisions that needed to be made
Hope that helps


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