The Philosophy of Nothing

Mark Mahieu markmahieu at
Wed Dec 2 10:09:51 PST 2009


Today's update to Mark's blog answers a few questions along those lines:


On 2 Dec 2009, at 17:53, Serge Boulay wrote:

> Is 0.6b something that you and Mark Reinhold are collaborating on or is the forthcoming spec to appear on his blog something all of his own? 
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Neal Gafter <neal at> wrote:
> Paul-
> 0.6a is intended to stand on its own as a specification, which is why it was published first.  It should not depend on anyhing in 0.6b to be understood.  However, the details of 0.6a provide opportunities for the rest of the specification appearing in 0.6b.
> I can easily imagine disallowing "Nothing" in the explicit throws clause of a method to reduce this confusion.
> Cheers,
> Neal

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