Proposal: Automatic Resource Management

Neal Gafter neal at
Tue Mar 3 18:08:12 PST 2009

Given all the gnashing of teeth over the fact that Closeable's close
method throws IOException, I can only imagine the pain that
Disposable.close() throwing Exception will cause.

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Joshua Bloch <jjb at> wrote:
> I have modified the proposal in light of Mark's example.  The only change is
> that the Disposable interface is no longer parameterized.  This eliminates
> the incompatibility noted by Neal; so far as I know, the revised proposal
> introduces no incompatibilities. It can be found here:
> .
>     Happy reading,
>     Josh

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