|Summary:||final methods hindering extensibility|
|Product:||Taglibs||Reporter:||Nikhil Gupte <nikhilgupte>|
|Component:||DateTime Taglib||Assignee:||Tomcat Developers Mailing List <dev>|
Description Nikhil Gupte 2002-06-24 21:07:37 UTC
I was browsing the file - $Header: /home/cvspublic/jakarta-taglibs/datetime/src/org/apache/taglibs/datetime/FormatTag.java,v 1.11 2002/04/06 18:10:51 glenn Exp $ and noticed that doStartTag() and doAfterBody() were final. I needed to customize this class but couldn't cos those methods were declared as final. I feel if this wern't the case, the lib would be more useful. Regards, Nikhil Gupte
Comment 1 Glenn Nielsen 2002-11-10 16:27:24 UTC
The code is designed as a finished tag library, not as an API for reuse. This won't be changed. If you have specific features you would like to see please submit a request (with a patch to implement the new features if possible).