Articles tagged "@accessors"

Synthesizing Accessor Methods

Yesterday, Francisco and Tom checked in a new feature to the Cappuccino git repository, called accessor synthesizing. This is a new language feature for Objective-J, and its designed to reduce the amount of boilerplate code developers have to write in a custom class. Normally, when you write a custom class in Objective-J, you also write a pair of getter and setter methods for each instance variable (ivar) that you want to expose. This usually means writing repetitive code that hardly ever changes each time you write it. With accessor synthesizing, developers will only have to write getter and setter methods when something truly interesting needs to happen in those methods.