Closures being part of Java 7?

Michael Nascimento misterm at
Tue Jul 22 13:48:47 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Tom Hawtin <Thomas.Hawtin at> wrote:
> I was under the impression that Scala is scalable in the sense that it
> scales to, for instance, scripting. So, a language for scripting, but
> certainly not a language only for scripting.

Well, if you look at it that way, Java is a general purpose language
in the sense that you can use it to build, for instance, desktop
applications. Would you call it a desktop application language? :-)

However, I have to agree with you that closures are such a basic
construct they are needed in most environments. Even Clipper had
support for closures (called blocks, there) - and I don't mean even in
a bad sense, since I've used it for 3 years to develop applications
when I was a kid.


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