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From Udo Kohlmeyer <>
Subject Re: Lombok
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:32:09 GMT
I know that this is "pedantic".. but to me "isDiskSynchronous" reads 
better than "getDiskSynchronous"

but in the end, it returns the declared field.

Kotlin's data class on the other plays a little "nicer".

If you define the field as "isDiskSynchronous" the generated getter is 
"isDiskSynchronous()". Would Lombok respect similar semantics?


On 11/8/18 13:57, Aditya Anchuri wrote:
> Note: If the PR gets accepted, people that use IntelliJ idea or Eclipse
> will need to use the Lombok plugin for their respective IDEs -- for
> IntelliJ people will also need to enable annotation processing in the
> compiler settings if not already enabled.
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 12:02 PM Aditya Anchuri <> wrote:
>> I've only touched a few classes in my PR, but I feel like there's a lot
>> more boilerplate floating around that can be removed. Having said that, I
>> agree with your point regarding Kotlin, but for the Java code I would find
>> Lombok pretty useful. Have included a link to the PR:
>> -Aditya
>> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:24 AM Udo Kohlmeyer <> wrote:
>>> The Spring world/community are heavy users of Lombok.
>>> In essence it is "nice", BUT it does now add a new dependency on a
>>> library that is to provide functionality that developers should provide.
>>> IJ Idea does provide support for Lombok.
>>> I have not yet seen any code bloat that Lombok could reduce for us.
>>> Also, the reduction is only in terms of "visible", the compiled class
>>> might be more verbose.
>>> Kotlin on the other hand, as some of the boilerplate code built in as a
>>> language feature. I prefer that over choosing a library, that might have
>>> compatibility issues in the future.
>>> Also, Kotlin's conciseness is also a language feature rather than
>>> library plugin. I've also seen cases where compiled Java was larger than
>>> the equivalent compiled Kotlin code.
>>> --Udo
>>> On 11/8/18 10:31, Aditya Anchuri wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> I am considering adding Lombok as a compile-time dependency (
>>>> so we can reduce the amount of boilerplate
>>> code
>>>> and reduce the size of some of our classes. I have a small proof of
>>> concept
>>>> PR ready to go. Before I do so, I want to find out if people have tried
>>> it
>>>> before and how they feel about it, especially when used with IDEs like
>>>> IntelliJ and/or Eclipse?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> -Aditya

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