ARM syntax and new keywords

Joshua Bloch jjb at
Thu Nov 26 09:57:21 PST 2009


On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Neal Gafter <neal at> wrote:

> Now that jdk7 will include a syntax for using names that are otherwise
> keywords (the syntax is #"name"), the backward-compatibility breakage of
> adding a new keyword is much less severe.

Let's not jump the gun!  Sun's recently announced closures effort has barely
gotten underway, and no syntax has been chosen. Mark made it clear that
syntax he presented at Devoxx was a hastily constructed straw man.

    Happy Thanksgiving,


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