Suns Java style rules specify that accessors should follow the getX/setX pattern, and most Java API mathods follow this...
except for some very common exceptions such as:
enum name() [NB new to 1.5, not a legacy!]
It seems that there is another pattern operating here: methods that access a private field which will never be set from outside the class are simply named after the field.
Has anyone seen this documented? Is there some other explanation?