Call for input -- point lambdafication
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Wed Aug 24 15:26:32 PDT 2011
This is a call for proposals for "point lambdafication candidates."
Once we introduce lambda to the language, the libraries immediately
start to look a little older. One subgoal of Project Lambda is to
upgrade the libraries to take better advantage of the new language
features. Of course, there will be still be seams between "old ways"
and "new ways" of doing things, but we want to eliminate the most
What I'm asking for here is examples of methods *OUTSIDE OF COLLECTIONS*
that take advantage of lambda, that you'd be sad if they didn't show up
in the library eventually.
Here's an example:
I call methods like this "point lambdafications" because they should be
stand-alone methods that don't require additional library abstractions
-- they are just a matter of adding one method somewhere. Usually the
implementations are trivial.
- Don't reply on-list -- use the SurveyMonkey link below. I will
summarize and post on-list.
- Stay away from Collections. This is the subject of a separate
project, and not the goal of this data-gathering exercise.
- You can propose new SAM types if they are needed.
- You cannot propose new non-SAM types (e.g., ReadOnlyListView); if
your suggestion requires that, it is not a point lambdafication.
- Include enough descriptive text to describe what the method does.
Implementations are fine, but unless its painfully obvious what the
implementation does, the descriptive text is required.
Proposal form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6VSLZKN
I will post the results on-list during the week of Sept 5.
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