Make a Java builder by defining one function.
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CallBuilder

Make a builder by defining one function.
(beta: be ready for breaking API changes)

CallBuilder is a Java code generator that finally makes it easy to make a builder class. Builders are great when you have a constructor or method with many parameters. They are even helpful when you have two or more arguments of the same type, since the order is easy to mix up.

Builders are usually hard to write. You will probably need around 4 lines for every field, and if it's an inner class, it makes the file long and cumbersome to navigate. This discourages many people from writing builders, and those people give up and learn to live with brittle, and hard-to-read code. If you want to add multiple setters for a field (common for lists that may have add and addAll), your builder will quickly become a chore to write and a burden to maintain.

CallBuilder changes that. To use it, you can simply write the method or constructor as you normally would, but add the @CallBuilder annotation:

public class Person {
  @CallBuilder
  Person(
      String familyName,
      String givenName,
      List<String> addressLines,
      @Nullable Integer age) {
    // ...
  }
}

Now you will have access to a PersonBuilder class in the same package!

Person friend = new PersonBuilder()
    .setAddressLines(Arrays.asList("1123 Easy Street", "Townplace, XZ"))
    .setAge(22)
    .setGivenName("John")
    .setFamilyName("Doe")
    .build();

With the field styles feature, you can define custom behavior for the fields that are of a certain type. This can make the API more natural and look more like a manually-written builder:

public class Person {
  @CallBuilder
  Person(
      String familyName,
      String givenName,
      @BuilderField(style = ArrayListAdding.class) ArrayList<String> addressLines,
      @Nullable Integer age) {
    // ...
  }
}

This can be used like:

Person friend = new PersonBuilder()
    .addToAddressLines("1123 Easy Street")
    .addToAddressLines("Townplace, XZ")
    .setAge(22)
    .setGivenName("John")
    .setFamilyName("Doe")
    .build();

Project setup

Instructions are on the wiki