Update on JSR 334 Expert Group activities
brucechapman at paradise.net.nz
Tue Jan 25 01:09:15 PST 2011
On 25/01/2011 9:22 p.m., Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
> One good reason to disallow multiple underscores is to keep multiple
> underscores available for future language expansion. Presumably JDK7 isn't
> the last java release to have new language features. I admit I can't think
> of anything that would be best served by multiple underscores, but who knows
> what java needs 5 years from now?
so what future language expansion can you possibly foresee happening in
the middle of a numeric literal?
(which is the only place this single/multiple underscore issue relates to)
It can't be used as a new operator because it is already a valid identifier.
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