When Control Abstraction (maybe) does not fit...

Gernot Neppert mcnepp02 at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 8 03:56:16 PST 2010


what do we do when the syntax for Control Abstraction does not really
fit the API that we're using?

I can see that given a method "<T> void forEach(Collection<T> c,  #void(T))",
someone might prefer the Control Abstraction syntax:

forEach(String s: myCollection)

over the "straightforward" method invocation:

forEach(myCollection, #void(T s) { System.out.println(s); });

But what do think about other usecases that are more old-fashioned
"callback" scenarios, e.g.:

okButton.addActionListener(ActionEvent e:)

Does it look intuitive?

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