Project Lambda: Java Language Specification draft

Mark Thornton mthornton at
Mon Jan 25 06:47:20 PST 2010

Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
> inline.
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 2:13 PM, Osvaldo Doederlein <opinali at>wrote:
> These *gratuitous* inefficiencies always find a way to bite you in the butt.
> Ridiculous hyperbole. The only performance issues I've ever run into were
> solved by making much higher level optimizations, such as improving the
> performance of a tight loop someplace. In fact, I have never run into a
> situation where performance got nickel-and-dimed to death, nor have I met
> anybody where this is the case. I'm not denying that it could _ever_ happen,
The one place where lots of little inefficiencies really hurts is start 
up time. Admittedly many Java users don't care much about startup time 
(if they did they probably wouldn't be using Java ...).

Mark Thornton

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