Coin Considerations

Reinier Zwitserloot reinier at
Sat Mar 14 07:04:46 PDT 2009

So what proposals are still fermenting in the minds of coin  
contributors? Inspired by the recent discussion between Joe D'Arcy and  
Mark Mahieu that people are possibly thinking someone else will be  
proposing it.

Here's my list (* means: Definitely 'believe' in it, just need the  
time, and '-' means: Not entirely sure it can be made simple enough  
for coin / is a good idea in the first place):

  * Make catching exceptions that are never thrown a warning instead  
of an error + new key for @SuppressWarnings

  * A 'return this' mechanic which makes creating builders easier.

  - backticks mean identifier, regardless of string content. Allows  
you to make a method named 'for', or call a method named '+'. Depends  
on a semi-official list on how to translate illegal identifier names  
such as '+' to legal ones, such as '$plus'. If that doesn't exist,  
this gets more complicated because you'd have to write it up.

  - factory interfaces (an interface to describe constructors and  
static methods). I've got a simple way to do it, but I don't think its  
simple enough for coin.

  --Reinier Zwitserloot

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