inheriting statics

zwetan zwetan at
Tue Apr 24 07:40:59 PDT 2007

On 4/23/07, P T Withington <ptw at> wrote:
> If that is the argument against inheritance, why have the class
> statics of all your superclasses be 'in scope'?  Doesn't that lead to
> similar obscurity?  Doesn't it make for fragile code?

where is the obscurity ?

the static is defined "in scope" of the class,
so accessing it "in the class definition scope" make sens to me.

On 4/24/07, Peter Hall <peter.hall at> wrote:
> Seems to me like everything would just be simpler if they are not
> inherited and not in-scope in subclasses...

for the not inherited I agree, for the "not in-scope in subclasses" I don't,
it is usefull to be able to access statics in such way.

my 0.2€

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