JSR 292 support, minor change to specification (John Rose)
john.r.rose at oracle.com
Thu Apr 22 18:13:11 PDT 2010
Hi Paul. I added some rationale on that subject to the updated document I sent out. See also:
I fully expect that no matter what syntax we choose lots of people will hate it. I'm not looking to please people with exotic identifiers, but rather to reserve a character sequence (NOT a single character, mind you) which is highly unlikely to be required elsewhere. #" is such a sequence. Yes, there are many other such sequences, but we have to choose one. I'm sorry to disappoint anyone that has passionate syntactic sensibilities on this, but please: Let's exercise our creativity on deeper issues.
On Apr 22, 2010, at 2:32 PM, Paul Benedict wrote:
> Has anymore thought gone into changing the syntax of the exotic
> identifier? It was once brought up a few months ago. I think using
> back ticks would be more appropriate than the pound sign + apostrophe
> -- especially if the # becomes a method handle.
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