<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><br class=""><div><blockquote type="cite" class=""><div class="">On Mar 9, 2018, at 6:24 PM, Brian Goetz <<a href="mailto:brian.goetz@oracle.com" class="">brian.goetz@oracle.com</a>> wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><div class="">
  
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  <div text="#000000" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" class="">. . . That gets us down to:<br class="">
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         record Foo(int num, String unrelated) {</font></div>
    <div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial" class=""><font face="monospace, monospace" class="">   Foo(<span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline" class="">int
          num, String unrelated) {</span></font></div>
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      Which is slightly better.  The remaining repetition is the
      argument list of the constructor is repeated.  On the one hand,
      this seems at first to be incompressible: Java members have
      signatures.  But if we're willing to do something special for
      records, we can take advantage of the fact that a record _must_
      have a constructor (the "primary constructor") that matches the
      record signature, and let the user leave this out if they are
      declaring an explicit primary constructor:<br class="">
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      <font face="monospace, monospace" class=""> record Foo(int num, String
        unrelated) {</font>
      <div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial" class=""><font face="monospace, monospace" class="">   Foo<span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline" class="">
            {</span></font></div>
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      or<br class="">
      <br class="">
      <font face="monospace, monospace" class=""> record Foo(int num, String
        unrelated) {</font>
      <div style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial" class=""><font face="monospace, monospace" class="">   primary-constructor <span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline" class="">{</span></font></div>
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      <span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-size:small;font-style:normal;font-variant-ligatures:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline" class=""><font face="monospace, monospace" class="">   }</font></span>
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        or similar could be a shorthand for declaring the full primary
        constructor signature.  I think that gets you down to your
        minimum, without losing much in the way of readability.  <br class=""></div></div></div></div></blockquote><br class=""></div><div>Ya know, as long as we are talknig about a mandatory constructor, if that special keyword “primary-constructor” were spelled “required”, it would look achingly familiar:</div><div><br class=""></div><div> record Foo(int num, String unrelated) {<br class="">   required {<br class="">     if (num <= 0) ...;<br class="">   }<br class=""> }</div><br class=""><div class="">Compare to:</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class=""> record Foo(int num, String unrelated)<br class="">   requires<br class="">     (num <= 0)<br class=""> {<br class=""> }</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">—Guy</div><div class=""><br class=""></div></body></html>