Helper classes

Per Bothner per at
Mon Apr 15 10:41:05 PDT 2013

On 04/15/2013 10:13 AM, Zhong Yu wrote:
> But in the two examples provided by you, there are a too many factory
> methods, maybe they do belong to a separate class. Just from the
> javadoc point of view, it doesn't feel right to say "this is an
> interface of something; and by the way, a dozen of factory methods are
> defined here too"

OTOH, a traditional factory method is basically a "smart constructor",
and it is reasonable to document factory methods in the same place we
document constructors - i.e. with the class or interface being constructed.
	--Per Bothner
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