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Re: Layers, hexagons, features and components

I see you quoted some of our code. I made a conscious decision some years ago to simplify my use of java access scoping. Nowadays I tend to use only public and private. Having once used languages, such as Modula-3 and Ada95, with more sophisticated access scoping, I found that the coarse-grained control in Java didn't really carry its weight. Instead, I focus on using package conventions to make the public/published distinction. For really local code, I might use private inner classes.

This seems to work well enough on most teams that I've seen, and teams that don't understand this usually have deeper problems with their code. And sometimes the unrestricted prompting in the IDE throws up commonalities we hadn't noticed yet.


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