ARM syntax and new keywords
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Fri Nov 27 05:52:48 PST 2009
David Goodenough wrote:
> On Thursday 26 November 2009, Joshua Bloch 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
>>> 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,
> 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?
Quoting from Mark Reinhold initial blog entry about closures
> Sun will initiate the design and implementation of a simple closures
> feature, as outlined above, and add it to JDK 7
> <http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk7> so as to enable broad
> experimentation. If all goes well then we’ll later submit a
> language-change JSR which would, in turn, be proposed as a component
> of the eventual Java SE 7 JSR.
> Revising a programming language that’s in active use by millions of
> developers is no small task. Sun neither can nor should do it alone,
> so I hereby invite everyone who participated in the earlier closures
> conversations—as well as anyone else with an informed opinion—to join us.
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