Sep 27 meeting notes

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Fri Sep 30 12:59:37 PDT 2011

I wholeheartedly agree with not obsessing about the token count. I’m very sensitive to context in this regard: in some contexts, I don’t mind or even welcome additional tokens, in other contexts I hate them.

However, avoiding repeating the same identifier several times seems worth it to me (this kind of redundancy goes beyond dropping a token or using shorter tokens).

    class Point {
        public int x;
        public int y;
        public Point(int x, int y) {
            this.x = x;
            this.y = y;

    class Point {
        constructor(this.x, this.y) {

Java is even more fun if you have getters and setters for x and y.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

axel at


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