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Better Inside-Out Objects :)
I've been puzzled by Inside-Out Objects. They've attracted a following, but they seem like a complicated, long-winded way of solving a problem that I don't have. You lose serialization. You lose some ease in debugging. And you gain what? Better support for data encapsulation? I can achieve the same--and I've seen a team achieve the same--with a coding guideline that says "don't peek or poke at someone else's internals unless it's really O.K." and the discipline to follow the guideline.