David Bogus on 19 Sep 2007 14:49:52 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Ruby-Presenters and Non-ruby presenters?

  • From: "David Bogus" <davidbogus@gmail.com>
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  • Subject: Re: [PhillyOnRails] Ruby-Presenters and Non-ruby presenters?
  • Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:49:37 -0400
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Java is slow...........................

 drum roll please,

to type

Mainly because of the needless verbosity of the syntax.

For exampe:

Date firstLogin = new Date(9, 17, 2007);
Could be

Date firstLogin(9, 17, 2007);

It would be nice to allowing not just constructor calls directly on
varible declarations,
but also named constructors by allowing a call to any static method
that returned an instance of the class.

This could give you code that reads like this, even with complete static typing.
Date firstLogin.today();

Thinking likes this makes me start to yearn for a pre-processor, until
I remember how much pain they can make.


Dave's Definitions: Morning, is after I've slept for more than four
hours. Lunch is the second meal of the day no matter the hour of
consumption. A long drive is one longer then you have last slept.
Ineffable, if you don't understand I couldn't possibly explain it.
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