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   Re: [xml-dev] OT: Save me from typing (was: XML as "passive data")

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Lowery" <jlowery@scenicsoft.com>

> > And since this can be done in C++ too, the question now is:
> > Which languages (except C and Java) do *not* support the feature
> > described above (often called "properties")?
> What I object to (no pun intended) is having to write all those stinkin'
> set/get methods.  Why can't I just write:
> private, public int foo; // private data member, public
> accessors
> which will (tacitly) generate:
> int getFoo() { return foo;}
> void setFoo( int Foo ) { foo = Foo;}
> with appropriate calls to super.get/set methods in cases of derived classes.
> Then, if I have too, I can override tacit methods by explicitely writing
> method bodies.

I think what you suggest should be done by the IDE not by the language definition.
It's just about saving keystrokes, if I understand you correctly.



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