Documentation of Project Coin features as implemented in the JDK 7 developer preview

Rémi Forax forax at
Wed Mar 9 07:02:44 PST 2011

On 03/09/2011 03:52 PM, Eamonn McManus wrote:
>   >  Read: we introduce a '<>' token (which I think was clear form the
> context)
> OK. It wasn't all that clear to me, since the grammar quoted in an
> earlier message is syntactic, not lexical, and there are no changes to
> the lexical grammar. So in fact it *is* a spec problem if we think<>
> should be a token.
> I still think it would be surprising to allow spaces in List<  String>
> but not in List<>, especially since the existing grammar goes out of its
> way to allow both List<List<String>>  and List<List<String>  >. But if we
> think the<>  token might mean something else the future (a mutant
> Pascalish not-equal operator, say) then that might be an argument for it.
> Éamonn

Argh, the crystal ball argument "Perhaps in the future, we will ..."
counter argument: but by saying that you change the future so it's 
perhaps no true anymore :)


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