Avoid homegrown utility classes

Taligent doesn't permit its engineers to use homegrown alternative utility classes in code that Taligent supplies. The Taligent Utility classes provide a complete spectrum of support, from the very general collection classes to a set of primitive data structure classes that are very efficient. These latter classes have largely inline implementations where it counts, and are just as efficient as a hand-coded alternative.

Given that reuse of code is one of the driving principles of the Taligent Application Environment, that reimplementation of standard algorithms is a significant source of bugs (data structure bugs can be particularly hard to track down), and that there is no efficiency imperative, there is no reason to write your own utility class when programming for the Taligent Application Environment. Taligent requires an architect's approval before an engineer may construct data structures that duplicate supplied functions.

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