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If memory serves, the reasons for developing the technique of encapsulating members with accessor/mutator pairs are due to some historical problems associated with maintenance and quality control. As a programs grows, is maintained, and new features added, some of the particular problems are: A bug emerges where the value of the member is incorrect, but ...


Do not do this Sleeps are unpredictable. You never know when your test environment happens to be downloading Windows Updates when the virusscanner runs and the timeout happens to be a second too short. Your tests will become brittle and useless because you'll have to run every failed scenario multiple times to make sure it was an actual failure. And sleeps ...

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