Updated State of the Lambda

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Mon Dec 12 16:32:52 PST 2011

On 12 December 2011 23:43, Dan Smith <daniel.smith at oracle.com> wrote:
> Should we be criticizing this alternative as a Bad Thing?  I'm not sure there's a clear reason to do so.  I think the use of chaining in these toy examples is inspired by much bigger problems where there's a clear benefit to separating concerns.  (And in this particular case, the use of chaining evolved from a time when we were using a 'max' method.)

But do we have metrics on the proportion of Java developers that have
to deal with big data where this serious FP/parallel approach has real
benefits? There is a danger of designing/documenting for the elite
rather than the mainstream here, for whom imperative foreach loops and
accumulators are not a huge problem right now.


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