Default method survey results
ss at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Thu Aug 16 02:30:51 PDT 2012
On 13/08/12 15:24, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
> *) a keyword (like default) at the beginning of the method declaration
> will make it very clear and unambiguous that the following method
> declaration is kinda special.
I'd like to drop the keyword, but it might serve a very practical
purpose beyond this hint.
AIUI, disappointment has been expressed that the current semantics don't
allow equals(), hashCode(), etc to be overridden. It's a limit of the
best semantics that have been devised so far. If it turns out that they
can be improved at a later date, but without backward compatibility, the
'default' keyword could serve to distinguish legacy code that expects to
have legacy semantics.
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