model -> view tiers and constants

Discussion in 'Java' started by VisionSet, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. VisionSet

    VisionSet Guest

    In my model tier I often have constants declared like this:

    private static final String[] STRING_CONSTANTS = new String[2];
    private static final int CONST_A = 0, CONST_B = 1;
    static {

    Then I can give the view tier (jsp) access to the array which it can iterate
    over, using the array index to return selected <option>s.
    This can then be matched up back in the model tier with simple switch

    switch(myHttpParam) {
    case CONST_A: // do A stuff
    case CONST_B: // do B stuff

    I can't see how it can be any simpler than this, but have never seen this

    Any views on this?

    [Chris Smith, you answered a similar question from me a month or so back,
    this is a more concrete example]
    VisionSet, Sep 11, 2003
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