Array syntax for collections [was Re: Extended arrays declaration and access syntax with use of enumerated types]
markmahieu at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 14 08:13:42 PDT 2009
On 14 Mar 2009, at 14:34, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>>> What happened to the "Array-Syntax for Collections" proposal btw.?
>> I haven't written it up yet; still two more weeks available to
>> send it
>> in :-)
> It should be noted that it wasn't very popular in any of the voting
> I did -
> At JavaEdge
> it was the least popular of the 10 options presented (and more
> 'this is
> a bad idea' than any other proposal). I quite like it personally,
> so it
> wasn't presenter bias!
That's interesting. Did you get any feeling for *why* it was disliked?
I get the impression that a lot of 'mostly sugar' suggestions receive
a more negative reaction at first blush. I'm pretty sure even
foreach was initially greeted with a certain amount of disdain by
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