ARM syntax and new keywords

Rémi Forax forax at
Thu Nov 26 13:04:16 PST 2009

Le 26/11/2009 18:37, Neal Gafter a écrit :
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 6:31 AM, Jonathan Lawson<jonty.lawson at>wrote:
>> A pretty long post I'm afraid, but I hope it is contributing something of
>> value.
>> I've been following the discussions about ARM and a question about the
>> syntax has been niggling at me: wouldn't it be better using a new keyword?
> 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.  Also, context-sensitive keywords
> are a true-and-tried technique, just not used yet in Java.

Exotic identifier doesn't solve the whole problem.
Using a new keyword as the name of a package still hold.


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