ARM syntax and new keywords

David Goodenough david.goodenough at
Thu Nov 26 10:10:36 PST 2009

On Thursday 26 November 2009, Joshua Bloch wrote:
> Neal,
> 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 
> > 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 
>  that syntax he presented at Devoxx was a hastily constructed straw man.
>     Happy Thanksgiving,
>     Josh
It will be interesting to see how they go about doing that choosing.  Will it
be a Coin like process, or are Sun going into a closed room and then produce
a result on their own?


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