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A question for Michael Earnest

 
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What is Matthew 6:5?

I know it's from the bible but what does it say? Not being a christian myself I do not own a bible, but I figure if you put it in your signature then it might have some relevance to Java, computing, or life. Or maybe it's just a passage with a good moral. Can you enlighten me?
 
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It basically means all open source java programmers will be rewarded in heavens.
 
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I do not own a bible, but I figure if you put it in your signature then it might have some relevance to Java, computing, or life.

Matthew 6:5


And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.



If you want to project it to Java, it means encapsulation -- hide the class internal belief in its private methods, and publish a clear and concise public interface.
 
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Tell you what. Spell my name right in a post, and I'll answer.
 
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More importantly, reconsider the capitalization in the words "christian" and "bible" -- your "Java" looks like the Babel's Tower in the sentence.
 
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Sorry Michael, I apologise for incorrectly spelling your surname.

[JS] - I'll concede that as proper nouns "Christianity" and "Bible" do deserve capitalisation (that is with an 's' not a 'z' - I'm English, with a capital 'E') but isn't Java the most important thing in the world?!
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
Tell you what. Spell my name right in a post, and I'll answer.



Snickt, pfft, snickt
 
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Quiet, Mix.
 
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I think he got your last name right, didn't he? How else could you spell it?

But it's "Michelle", isn't it?
[ October 10, 2004: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]
 
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Somehow, I'm not sure you're being earnest about this...
 
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...which is a real shame considering how important it is to be Earnest.
 
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