Towards better serialization

forax at forax at
Tue Jun 11 22:41:31 UTC 2019

----- Mail original -----
> De: "Brian Goetz" <brian.goetz at>
> À: "Remi Forax" <forax at>
> Cc: "amber-spec-experts" <amber-spec-experts at>
> Envoyé: Mardi 11 Juin 2019 23:29:51
> Objet: Re: Towards better serialization


>> And nitpicking, can we agree that in a pattern the parameters act more as return
>> values than as parameters, so instead of writing
>>      public pattern serializeMe(String serverName) {
>>          serverName = conn.getName();
>>      }
>> I prefer
>>      public pattern (String serverName) serializeMe {
>>          return (conn.getName());
>>      }
> OMG, are you seriously going to bikeshed the syntax of a *different
> feature* here?  Really?  Really?
> (And no, we cannot agree that.)

i will not respond to the bikeshedding bait,
i'm taking about the semantics here and like you i'm using a Java like syntax to explain my point,
this is an extractor, it's a method that extracts information from an instance, it's not a method parameterized by that information.


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