Array syntax for collections [was Re: Extended arrays declaration and access syntax with use of enumerated types]

Mark Mahieu markmahieu at
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 -
> jdk_7_language_changes_everyone
> At JavaEdge
> jdk_7_language_changes_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!
> Stephen

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  
some people.


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