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What about "triggers" in Java?

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ricardogil
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Joined: 2003-06-12

In declarative mode, things like:
after NullPointerException(e) - throws MyException("error");
before return *String ('all String methods) - Logger.info(return)
before NullPointerException - objectX = new Object() and continue;
i thought about several declarations... I'd like to know if you think that something like this could be useful one day. After all java is in constant evolution.

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markf
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Joined: 2005-01-20

Can you describe a scenario in which "triggers" would provide a compelling advantage over an comparable solution without them? What you're desribing sounds a lot like Aspect-Oriented-Programming (unless I'm totally misunderstanding you). Are you familiar with AspectJ?