Some notes on Elvis and Other Null-Safe Operators

Mark Mahieu markmahieu at
Mon May 18 22:34:39 PDT 2009

On 19 May 2009, at 05:13, Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
> So, is the elvis operator a good idea? Probably - I'm mostly
> agnostic*, but if I had to make the final call, sure, why not.

Can't beat a well-reasoned argument like that ;)

> However, we clearly cannot say that 'the library path doesn't work' -
> because we haven't tested the library path yet. Toss it into
> java.lang.Something, and if people then still won't go for it, THEN we
> know it won't fly as a library**.

Is that language design by Coin-toss?


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