Substitute for Functions.string() ?

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Wed Mar 20 11:29:55 PDT 2013

> What is the rationale to remove it given developers will probably make
> the same bad choice I was doing?

The idea is not to invent new methods that are basically functional 
wrappers for existing methods, when those existing methods could be used 
as method refs directly.  That just makes more ways of doing the same 

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