Finally you can use BigDecimal and other Java types directly in arithmetic and relational operations by incorporating a feature called operator overloading into your project. In this article, Scott McKinney walks you through this new capability provided by the Manifold project. Along the way he discusses other interesting features built atop operator overloading including unit expressions.
Java access modifiers protected, package-private, and private are enforced both by the compiler and the JVM. Here, Manifold’s Scott McKinney explains why this is insane and how access to internals could be made much simpler and type-safe.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we had an eye-opening interview about OpenWebStart, discussed the implications of the GitHub restrictions imposed over trade laws & more. Let’s take a look.
Modern languages don’t do checked exceptions. But you don’t have to jump ship to share the experience. In this article Scott McKinney shows you how to stick with Java and completely neutralize checked exceptions with a simple new addition to the Manifold framework.
This is the second part in a series of articles covering Manifold, a unique, open source technology you can use in any Java project to enable cutting-edge language features such as type-safe metaprogramming, extension methods, templating, and structural typing. In this segment, Scott McKinney discusses Extension Classes, an innovative feature that enables you to supplement a class with your own methods, interfaces, and other features.
This is the first in a series of articles covering Manifold, a unique, open source technology you can use in any Java project to enable cutting edge language features such as type-safe metaprogramming, extension methods, templating, and structural typing. In this segment, Scott McKinney discusses Manifold’s reinvention of code generators, namely Type Manifolds.