updated syntax for method references

Sven Efftinge sven at efftinge.de
Fri Mar 2 04:54:09 PST 2012

could you elaborate on what ideas you have for the '#' syntax?
Something like member literals?


On Mar 2, 2012, at 12:05 PM, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently pushed a changeset to remove support for '#'-based syntax for 
> _method references_ (the commit message is confusing, I pushed too fast 
> ;-)). This means that the long standing syntax for method references:
> Foo#bar
> new Foo()#bar
> super#bar
> is now not supported anymore. Instead, the compiler accepts a similar 
> infix variant, where '#' is replaced by '::' - this has been available 
> for quite some time, and it is also the syntax used in all recent 
> documentation:
> Foo::bar
> new Foo()::bar
> super::bar
> The syntax discussion regarding method references is still ongoing with 
> the EG - so this push doesn't mean we are 100% committed to the '::' 
> syntax - on the other hand we are fully committed _not to_ have the '#' 
> syntax, as we envisage better usages for such token in future releases.
> Maurizio

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