Functional interfaces and deprecated methods

Jed Wesley-Smith jed at
Thu Feb 7 16:27:53 PST 2013

Why would that be any better than deprecating the entire interface in
favour of a new one?


On 8 February 2013 07:28, Paul Benedict <pbenedict at> wrote:
> A @FunctionalInterface has one method. If that method needs replacing, is
> it possible to @Deprecate the existing method and introduce a new one? I
> know the spec doesn't allow it now. What are your opinions on whether this
> should be allowed?

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