Please rethink extended enums inclusion

Howard Lovatt howard.lovatt at
Sun Oct 16 20:35:30 PDT 2011

I too have suggested abstract enums in the past and at the last coin
initiative there was some discussion about the idea. As an alternative, can
defender methods from Java 8 be used instead of an abstract class? For the
usage that I want, saving repeated code, this would be viable.

On 8 October 2011 04:50, Alex Miller <alex at> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011, Jose Antonio Illescas Del Olmo
> <jantonio.illescas at> wrote:
> > Now we have hundred of enums on our project (finantial application with
> > 120.000 lines) an repeat same code on any enum... (*mark as red*)
> I would second that I think having abstract enums would be useful.
> One use case I ran into and blogged about long ago is here if you're
> interested:
> Alex Miller

  -- Howard.

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