Re: refactoring problem

Robert Klemme <>
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:38:27 +0100
On 03.02.2013 19:50, Peter Duniho wrote:

On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 13:32:08 -0500, Arne Vajh=F8j wrote:


(int a; double b; String c) = multiReturnValueMethod();

sure does look funky!

Perl does it.

How do I phrase this to avoid a language war.


Perl is not designed to make it difficult to write funky code.

Well put, Arne! ;-)

On the other hand, F# is designed that way and it supports tuple return=

values as well.

I doubt we'll ever see the feature in C-based languages like Java and C=


but there are other languages that support it, and in at least some of
those examples, they do it gracefully.

If you want a language that does it gracefully and runs on the JVM you
can pick JRuby.

That said, it seems perfectly fine to me in Java to declare a container=

type to allow multiple values to be returned. It's a common enough idio=


and works well.


And if it was as easy as in (J)Ruby to declare a simple data container
class it would even be convenient.

# Ruby (without final though)
FooBar = :name, :length, :color

// Java
public struct FooBar {
   final String name;
   int length;
   Color color;

could generate

public class FooBar {
   private final String name;
   private int length;
   private Color color;

   public(String name) { = name;

   public(String name, int length, Color color) { = name;
     this.length = length;
     this.color = color;

   public String getName() { return name; }
   // ...

   public int hashCode() {...}

   public boolean equals(Object o) {...}




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