ordering : Java Glossary

ordering Java Code
I have been experimenting with various ways of ordering the variables and methods in classes. You want a consistent scheme to help you: The third consideration is less important these days with quasi-SCID tools that let you find the definition for something at a mouse click.

You can order for the convience of either someone using your class as a black box, or for someone who is trying to understand how it works inside, or for the convience of the maintenance programmer thoroughly familiar with it.

There are tools such as VAG and Eclipse that will reorder methods and declarations for you. It does not matter to the computer, unless initialisation code contains forward reference.

Here are some possible schemes.

For keywords order preferably like this: public, protected, private, abstract, static, final, transient, volatile, synchronized, native, strictfp

I’d interested in discovering links to tools that will automatically reorder.


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