API question for point lambdafication

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Wed Feb 20 01:17:35 PST 2013

On Feb 19, 2013, at 9:50 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at Oracle.COM> wrote:

> The general advice is "be lenient in what you accept, and specific in 
> what you return."  Which would argue for returning Stream<String>. 
> Unless creating that String is very expensive and avoidable (neither of 
> which are necessarily the case.)  So I think you're probably better off 
> with Stream<String> since that's what people want.

i.e. like the existing Pattern.split methods that accept a CharSequence and return String[].


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