Lambda Expressions Backported to Java 7, 6 and 5
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Wed Jul 24 07:24:09 PDT 2013
Nice work. It was part of the design process to enable a mechanism like this; it is nice to see this proven and satisfying to see that it was so simple to implement.
There will in fact be a small change to the metafactory API before GA.
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On Jul 24, 2013, at 4:40 AM, Esko Luontola <esko.luontola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thought you might want to know about this:
> And thanks for developing the lambdas. :)
> I would just like to know that what is the probability for the
> implementation of LambdaMetafactory or InnerClassLambdaMetafactory being
> changed before the GA release of JDK 8?
> Currently Retrolambda relies on the fact that LambdaMetafactory
> dynamically generates exactly one class per each invocation of
> LambdaMetafactory's methods. Also it relies on the naming pattern of the
> generated lambda class and the synthetic methods in the class containing
> the lambda. If any of those implementation details change, I'll have to
> update Retrolambda.
> Esko Luontola
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