State of the Lambda

John Rose john.r.rose at
Thu Jul 8 14:53:23 PDT 2010

On Jul 8, 2010, at 2:37 PM, Brian Goetz wrote:

> My intention for method refs for non-static methods is that the receiver reference is evaluated and copied (likely as part of the method handle binding); this is a binding of a method handle with a specific receiver, not syntactic sugar for "whatever the receiver happens to be at the time the lambda is invoked, call it."

Right; partial application must not be confused with making a closure.  (Since they are two distinct ideas!)

That's why I sympathize with Josh's qualms about the lambda-like syntax and prefer foo#bar, foo.#bar, foo.&bar or some other infix syntax.

-- John

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