VERSION 2: Re: Proposal: Type inference for variable definition/initialization using the 'auto' keyword.
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Tue May 26 09:08:04 PDT 2009
On 26 May 2009, at 14:25, Ruslan Shevchenko wrote:
> Economically, value of code owning is mostly cost of reading than
> cost of writing. I. e. I think 'IDE can do this' is not very valuable
Traditionally so, but IDEs are on their way to addressing the
readability aspect too. The upcoming early access of IntelliJ IDEA
can code fold:
Expect the herd to follow. (likewise, anonymous inner classes can
fold too and I can pretend that a closures proposal succeeded).
I realise there's a purity issue here; one shouldn't need an IDE to
make head or tail of code. But personally, I would rather Java ages
gracefully and look at my code through ruby-tinted IDE goggles than
make changes which compromise Java's simplicity.
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