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Attack of the Clones

Reading Steve Northover’s post on Backpfeifengesicht, I serendipitously came across the SWTUtil class (in his honor) to only be amazed on how much looters are out there (most of these classes are identical in some fashion). It’s interesting the things we do at the sacrifice of keeping API solid, we sometimes end up with duplication due to the resistance of using non-API classes.

  • Willian Mitsuda

    Isn’t this type of things a candidate to some kind of eclipse-commons project?

    I bet every plugin project has some kind of SWTUtils hidden in some place.

  • Willian Mitsuda

    Isn’t this type of things a candidate to some kind of eclipse-commons project?I bet every plugin project has some kind of SWTUtils hidden in some place.

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Not necessarily a commons project… but maybe make it API in say the Platform :)?

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    Not necessarily a commons project… but maybe make it API in say the Platform :)?

  • Steve

    Has anyone checked the references to see how much they are used? For example, getStandardDisplay() seems pretty useless.

  • Steve

    Has anyone checked the references to see how much they are used? For example, getStandardDisplay() seems pretty useless.