Michael Nascimento misterm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 12:12:43 PDT 2013

I hope this is my last answer, since it seems it is not happening...

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com> wrote:
> My point was: with 10M Java developers, there are likely to be millions of
> commonly used idioms.  Should we put them all in the JDK?

Of course not. But Guava is not a generic bunch of methods put
together, but rather a select choice of useful ones. It is one of the
very few in Objects there that didn't make it into Objects here.

> And if we did, could users find any of them?

Every Guava user would. :-)

> The bar needs to be higher than "I've found it useful."

The Guava team found it useful after analyzing several code bases.

> We're far better off putting our energy into doing things that users can't
> do themselves in two lines, like supporting parallel map-reduce on
> non-thread-safe ArrayList.

Fair enough.


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