[jira] [Closed] (MATH-349) Dangerous code in "PoissonDistributionImpl"

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[jira] [Closed] (MATH-349) Dangerous code in "PoissonDistributionImpl"

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Luc Maisonobe closed MATH-349.

Closing issue as it was included in version 2.2, which has been released

> Dangerous code in "PoissonDistributionImpl"
> -------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MATH-349
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-349
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Gilles
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.0
> In the following excerpt from class "PoissonDistributionImpl":
> {code:title=PoissonDistributionImpl.java|borderStyle=solid}
>     public PoissonDistributionImpl(double p, NormalDistribution z) {
>         super();
>         setNormal(z);
>         setMean(p);
>     }
> {code}
> (1) Overridable methods are called within the constructor.
> (2) The reference "z" is stored and modified within the class.
> I've encountered problem (1) in several classes while working on issue 348. In those cases, in order to remove potential problems, I copied/pasted the body of the "setter" methods inside the constructor but I think that a more elegant solution would be to remove the "setters" altogether (i.e. make the classes immutable).
> Problem (2) can also create unexpected behaviour. Is it really necessary to pass the "NormalDistribution" object; can't it be always created within the class?

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