Get rid of lousy "Method-Invocation-Chaining"-trick

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
Mon Apr 27 17:10:56 UTC 2009

Hi all,

IMHO, implementing "Method-Invocation-Chaining" by simply returning 
"this" from regarding methods in Java-API was bad idea, because it 
doesn't really work, if a class is subclassed. For example see XxxBuffer 
classes, subclassed from java.nio.Buffer.

So I think, it's time for a simple enhancement in Java syntax, and get 
rid of those "return this"-methods:

What do you think here from core-libs side ?



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