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and what do you think about Constants class?

Pavlo Rybakov
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Joined: May 31, 2010
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Hi all,

What do you think about Constants class which contains all possible constants?
Why it can be a wrong way?

Thanks,
Pavlo.
Bear Bibeault
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I creates a centralized and global repository. Yuk! Constants, as with any other elements, should be declared close to, and at the lowest, scope where they make sense.


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Roel De Nijs
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I created a Constants class in my gui package and also a Messages class. The first one contains a bit of useful constants, the other one contains hard-coded captions, titles, error messages,... so it will be quiet easy to adapt i18n to the application (if necessary in a future release)


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