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Posted by Reginald Braithwaite-Lee on 08 Oct 1998, 7:22 AM

> > So the question is, does anybody else out there have an
> > opinion on toString()?

I am in favour of "Lazy Evaluation", also known as "Listener Patern", or even "Demand-Driven Programming".

When I'm doing the coding, I prefer to leave toString() out until I need it, then I add it. Of course, if you're distributing a ompiled class for *others* to use, it would be mannerly to include toString(). But even if others may use your class in the future, if you are including source I don't believe you need to implement toString()automatically.


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