Seven Low-Cost Ways to Improve Legacy Code
Subject:   final checks
Date:   2004-04-29 16:19:35
From:   Robert Simmons Jr. (Kraythe)
Response to: final checks

There is absolutely zero negative impact to making extensive use of final. Therefore, its of zero cost to use it a lot. If I had a dollar for every bug that technique has caught, I could retire.

Second of all, never hang your code base on any one tool. Its a really bad idea, especailly if you go to a company that doesnt use that tool and doesnt want to use it.