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I have used interface for maintaining global constant in my application, but people suggest that interface is not appropriate for this. please suggest is there any alternative for this ?
 
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Originally posted by jacob deiter:
..but people suggest that interface is not appropriate for this.



Did they explain why it is not appropriate?
 
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A final class with all static final fields?
 
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Can i use ENUMS of java 1.5 for this ?
 
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Yes.
 
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You should not.
 
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It all depends.

If the interface only has constants like Darryl asked, and those constants represent a choice, then yes, an enum should work just fine. For example, the locational and orienting constants of SwingConstants (e.g. NORTH, BOTTOM, HORIZONTAL) could very well be in enums:


Otherwise I agree with Ulf.
 
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