StreamSupport -> Streams?

Joe Bowbeer joe.bowbeer at
Thu Jun 20 13:55:22 PDT 2013

The StreamSupport name applies to support stuff and the Streams name
applies to publicly useful stuff. Which stuff remains to be named?

If it's not publicly useful, doesn't this argue for GC'ing Streams?
On Jun 20, 2013 1:39 PM, "Brian Goetz" <brian.goetz at> wrote:

> Now that Streams has no more public members, it was suggested we move the
> public factories (stream() and parallelStream()) to Streams and
> garbage-collect StreamSupport.
> The motivation for the somewhat more ungainly name StreamSupport was to
> make it clear(er) that these were low-level methods intended for developers
> of data structures, and mixing them with the for-the-public methods in
> Streams like concat() was confusing.  But now all the for-the-public
> methods in Streams are gone.
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