Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Eiffel and Java's Properties

Elliotte Rusty Harold writes in his blog The Cafes about proposals for adding Properties to Java 7:
...The proper design of properties was invented in Eiffel over a decade ago...
See: What Properties in Java Should Have Looked Like

(via Tristram Brelstaff)


Interesting post, but why not just introduce uniform access into Java in the first place ? It should be possible to make the '()' optional and foreign updates obsolete. Unfortunately, we might see a 'performace discussion' which is as useless as the Java attribute initialization discussion.
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