A syntax option (function types versus arrays)
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Thu Mar 11 09:26:47 PST 2010
Howard Lovatt wrote:
> There has been a long discussion about the syntax for lambdas and no
> solution has been found, this was expressed nicely by Josh Bloch:
>> I agree that it would be nice if we had something that nests better, and I'm
>> totally open to suggestion. But this alternative comes with many downsides:
>> surrounding a type in parens might appear tempting, but it really looks like
>> a cast to current-day Java programmers. As per my previous e-mail, I'm all
>> about designing a facility that is maximally readable, familiar, and
>> non-threatening to current-day Java programmers.
> Also the distinction between the lambda type and the lambda isn't
> clear (I think that both Rémi Forax and Reinier Zwitserloot have
> raised this issue - though you can't search Lambda Dev so I can't be
> certain it was them!).
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