JEP 302: Lambda Leftovers

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Wed Dec 7 20:01:36 UTC 2016

This was explored during JSR-335, and we couldn't really justify it at 
the time, but it periodically comes around again.  This isn't really a 
fault of method refs; it's more intrinsic to static members (you have 
the same problem if you want to refer to the lock that guards static 
synchronized methods, for example, though with your 'class' suggestion, 
this would be called 'class.class', which is not entirely clear.)

Anyway, this is off-topic, so let's get back to the JEPs...

On 12/7/2016 5:30 AM, Nicolai Parlog wrote:
> 	// `isGenderNeutralName` is a static method
> 	names.filter(class::isGenderNeutralName)

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