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   Re: OT: Save me from typing (was: XML as "passive data")

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On Wednesday 23 October 2002 18:46, Jeff Lowery wrote:
> > 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.
> Okay, Alaric: which language already does this?  A hybrid approach such as
> XML Schema + Castor is one (imperfect) approach that's not going to win any
> popularity contests on this list.

That was the original question - many languages do just that :-)

Hrm... see:


The point being you could migrate "public int X" to "private int x; public 
int X {... methods ...}" whenever you want to put behaviour in your get/set 
functions. So you don't need everything to be written in terms of get... 
set... to start off with.


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