Lambda's/Closures & Extension Methods in JDK 1.6

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Tue Sep 28 11:55:40 PDT 2010

> I've implemented 2 features to the JDK 6 without any changes to the JDK,
> JavaC, Java Syntax, or Java Byte code. As such, I think they might be of
> interest to Project Coin.
> Those 2 features are:
> Lambdas
> Extension Methods

We considered, and explicitly rejected, implementing extension methods with a 
compiler-only strategy because it can cause all sorts of "brittle class" 

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