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On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 07:43 PM, Anthony B. Coates wrote:
> The problem is if the auto-generated XML->Java code is called
> from all throughout the application codebase. If the XML changes,
> breaks. You need to hide the auto-generated code behind a facade so
> that almost
> all of the application code is unable to call it directly. Then, when
> there are
> changes to the XML, the effect on the codebase is limited to a small,
> pre-determined set of classes.
Of course, this is only a problem with statically typed languages like
Java. Dynamically typed languages cope much better.