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I've seen discussions about the Marker Interface as an antipattern - specifically, as it relates to Cloneable and Serializable. But I've implemented the pattern a number of times (never as a constants interface) and don't really understand the arguments against it. I wonder if any fellow trusty Ranchers can impart some wisdom..?
As an aside, Spring provides the ApplicationContextAware marker and I'm contemplating using it or not...
Originally posted by Mr. C Lamont Gilbert: Those are not marker interfaces. Those interfaces give access to underlying language facilities. Therefore, they are not an example of an anti-pattern.
Are you referring to Cloneable and Serializable?
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