Loose ends: Optional

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Sun Jun 2 09:56:45 PDT 2013

>>  I still struggle with the fact that with the current API I still have to make my own object to Optional converter to handle nulls in what I think is a sane way.
> yes, Optional have not the same semantics as Optional (from Guava).

Can you clarify this?  Is this anything more than the lack of an Optional.ofNullable(T) factory?  

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