Method Pointers

Howard Lovatt howard.lovatt at
Mon Feb 27 11:51:38 PST 2012

The method pointers are probably doing something I don't understand judging by your comment that arguments need to be reconstructed. Do you have time to expand on the comment?


 -- Howard. 

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On 28/02/2012, at 2:57 AM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at> wrote:

>> On the other hand, I really like Howard's proposition of comparing
>> lambdas by checking equity of each captured value. If I understand
>> correctly, it seems that a proper equals() method could be generated
>> without any runtime costs
> The part about "no runtime costs" is not correct.  Requiring a "proper" 
> equals method imposes the requirement that the captured args be able to 
> be reconstituted on demand, which likely has additional costs for 
> capture and/or footprint.
> I'm not saying this is not desirable, I'm just saying don't kid yourself 
> that its free.

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