ARM Blocks: ease of use and for loops

Neal Gafter neal at
Wed Nov 11 12:40:04 PST 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Kevin Bourrillion <kevinb at>wrote:

> I can't stand the thought of having to descend into RandomAccess-style
> hell, so passing an iterator through these methods will likely wipe the
> Closeable right off, making the foreach improvement less applicable.

I can't quite parse this sentence.  What is RandomAccess-style hell?  What
does it mean to "wipe" a Closeable?

I wouldn't expect methods that receive an Iterator to close it, since the
caller retains a reference to it.  Can you please explain the issue you're
concerned about?


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