[lambda-leftovers] Underscore parameter for abstract/native methods

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com
Fri Jun 30 23:57:46 UTC 2017

Is there something that prevents us to go from, say A to C/D in steps, 
rather than all at once?

Seems to be that, being A about being conservative, it should keep most 
doors open for whatever extension of '_' we might plan in the future. Am 
I missing something?


On 30/06/17 23:04, John Rose wrote:
> On Jun 30, 2017, at 2:38 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com> wrote:
>> And once we bring in methods, it raises tooling questions like "what about Javadoc." So maybe the last step was the problem.
> If it's only javadoc that's the problem, then that's an easy call:
> we should Inconvenience the javadoc authors if it will help a
> tiny fraction of java developers.
> In fact, even if it is 20 tools (and it won't—e.g., reflection already
> handles missing parameter names), it's still arguably a pure
> question of whether it's good for developers, as long as the
> effect on tool writers is a temporary irritant.
> — John

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