ARM syntax and new keywords
neal at gafter.com
Thu Nov 26 10:04:45 PST 2009
On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Joshua Bloch <jjb at google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Neal Gafter <neal at gafter.com> 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.
What do closures have to do with it? Support for exotic identifiers is
already in openjdk7.
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