list literal gotcha and suggestion
jjb at google.com
Thu Oct 1 09:39:44 PDT 2009
Yes. But I have to work on ARM blocks first. To much to do, too little
On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 7:53 AM, Paul Benedict <pbenedict at apache.org> wrote:
> You've been very understandable throughout this discussion; I
> appreciate your public willingness and candor thought. Stephen and I
> (and probably a few others) have raised a few "gotchas" / "puzzlers"
> that appear to be pretty serious with the current proposal. Will you
> be able to take those into consideration before anything gets cemented
> in stone, and perhaps share any proposed updates regarding those?
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Joshua Bloch wrote:
> > Paul,
> > Of course you can do it with static methods and varargs, but it won't be
> > pretty. That's the whole idea of syntactic sugar: make common patterns
> > to read and write.
> > Josh
> > On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Paul Benedict
> > wrote:
> >> Stephen,
> >> My apologies for not seeing that you already responded with a similar
> >> suggestion. I am glad to know that you and others are not alone in
> >> wanting static methods.
> >> PS: To those managing the Java language, please let's try to avoid
> >> having two ways of doing the same thing. If this proposal can be done
> >> with static methods and varargs, I find the utility of literal
> >> collections to be sorely diminished.
> >> Paul
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