Inside 245-5D

Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions

From data type definitions to code

What do these problems have in common: recursive equality/ordering checks, printing string representations, serializing/unserializing binary protocols, hashing, generating getters/setters? They are repetitive boilerplate pieces of code that have a strong dependence on the structure of the data they operate over. Since programmers love automating things away, various schools of thought have emerged on how to […]

  • July 25, 2011