list literal gotcha and suggestion

Neal Gafter neal at
Tue Oct 6 10:38:27 PDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Reinier Zwitserloot <reinier at
> wrote:

> Nobody has yet answered my original question:
> What does:
> System.out.println({{1, "One"}, {2, "Two"}});
> print? Looking at visual basic for syntax advice is not a good idea.

I suggest that it be a compile-time error because the initializer isn't
converted to some appropriate collection type in the source.

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