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From "Stephen J. Butler" <stephen.but...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Pointers
Date Mon, 03 Jan 2011 19:15:44 GMT
2011/1/3 Rafał Krupiński <r.krupinski@gmail.com>:
> W dniu 03.01.2011 18:45, Michael Giannakopoulos pisze:
>>
>> Hello to all Apache Commons Developers!
>> I wish a happy new year and i hope that all your expectations will come
>> true! I would like to propose a new feature in apache commons... Wouldn't
>> it
>> be great if commons api provided a pointer operator (like ref in C#) so as
>> to pass arguments in functions by references (only for primitive types...)
>> and these arguments to change values... I would like to hear your thoughts
>> on this! Thanks for your time!
>>
>
> Do you mean something like
> class IntRef{
> private int value;
> public int getValue()...
> public void setValue(int)...
> }
>
> ?

He mentions "ref" in C#, which works something like this:

public function foo( ref int a ) { a = 42; }
public function bar() {
  int b = 0;

  foo( ref b );

  // b == 42
}

I don't see how Commons could accomplish this goal.

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