JDK 8 and properties

Loic Descotte loic.descotte at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 08:15:41 PDT 2011

Hi all,

I was wondering if coin 2 (in JDK 8) would possibly include a "properties"
feature, to avoid writing getters and setters for all fields in our classes.

When we have large classes with a lot of fields, getters/setters make the
code very hard to read. If a field is returned with something else that a
simple "get", we risk to miss it be cause it's hidden among the others
getters and setters.

C# properties or the one introduced with Kotlin language would be great!

After lambda project, I think it would be the only little thing missing to
java 8 to become really great and more pleasant to use.

Do you have any status about such a feature?



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