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Code Reuse: Penalty? Failure?

Jack Gold
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Joined: Feb 04, 2005
Posts: 85
Much of the Denny's DVD MVC pattern, connection dialog, and Table Model can be reused with tweaks.

I find myself reusing alot of this code. Does this introduce the possibilty of failure?

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Ken Boyd
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Joined: Dec 10, 2003
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I don't think so..first place they have to compare line by line.. I don't think they will do that unless you cut and paste copyright code of SUN!!

Andrew Monkhouse
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 11778

Hi Jack,

Denny's DVD (and other similar assignments) are deliberately written so that they cannot be used without the tweaks you mentioned. Putting the tweaks in shows that you understood the code, and have made it your own.

There is also a limit on how much truly original code & design can be used when Sun have strict guidelines as to what must appear in the user interface. Using design patterns is a good thing, and makes it easier for your code to be maintained. But then how many ways can the MVC pattern be applied .

Regards, Andrew

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