Removal of function types

Nathan Bryant nathan.bryant at
Wed Jul 7 16:17:06 PDT 2010

Perhaps there is an alternative middle ground, that would provide
function types but make them look like SAM's: variadic generics.

Wink wink, nudge nudge.

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[mailto:lambda-dev-bounces at] On Behalf Of Doug Lea
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:06 PM
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Subject: Re: Removal of function types

On 07/07/10 13:18, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> I suggest using this thread to comment on the removal of function
types :-)

As one of the instigators-by-counter-example of function types,
I do wonder what the plan is for providing dozens if not
hundreds of SAM types for (parallel) aggregate operations.
As in my infamous workarounds at:


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