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Beans are objects

Posted by Chris Morris on December 01, 2000 at 8:00 AM

The reason why a bean is required to have a no-arg constructor, it seems to me, is some loose thinking about whether a bean is an object or a class.
It would be clearer if beans were all serialized objects. It's actually been set up so a bean can "be" a class - but then it must have a non-arg constructor. If all beans were instances, then this rule wouldn't be needed.


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