Comments on the straw man...
schulz at the-loom.de
Sat Dec 12 14:43:49 PST 2009
Just some additional cents ...
I'm not quite sure, what to make of the strawman proposal. To me, it
rather looks like a quickly sketched technical wishlist for lambda
expressions, especially due to the tutorial style (but I think, that's
somehow what Mark mentions in the first paragraphs).
As Neal pointed out, there is lots of work to be done before it could be
taken as a serious proposal, and I don't think the strawman being
appropriate in its current state to do this by a rather large group of
people as are on this mailing list, but a reduced number of language and
closure/lambda experts (not implying that I would be qualified as such
an expert). The slightly heated discussion on one of the very most
optional parts "extension methods" IMHO shows the problem in not having
a mature base for common refinement.
I ask myself, if it would be wiser to pick up the latest version of CfJ
and adopt it to the ideas as written down by Mark. For the start, I
would even put the enhanced syntax for method-like invocation of
function types into the optional section. It seems, too many thoughts
are going into the beauty of syntax before having the base done right.
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