Simply implicit method invocation chaining (update)

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
Fri May 15 01:08:59 PDT 2009

Am 15.05.2009 07:14, Joseph D. Darcy schrieb:
> Catching up on proposal responses, if one of the problems this 
> proposal is meant to address is overly-long variable names, a much 
> simpler solution is to use a local variable with a short name!

Thanks for catching up my proposal for the first time.
I admit, that the given example was exaggerated, but even with short 
names, it's annoying to the author _and_ the reader if same name is 
multiple repeated, and it hampers the view to the essence of the 
statement. To remain simple, my example only repeats it 2 times, but I 
have seen examples with more repetitions.
But OK, this part is the advanced part of my proposal.

> While fluent interfaces are fine, I don't think using a language 
> change to retrofit this pattern of API usage on code not written that 
> way is the best use of the language change budget.

Well, I guess the cost is very low, because it's only about simple 
textual substitution from compiler side.


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