Feedback and comments on ARM proposal - resend

Joshua Bloch jjb at
Sat Mar 14 22:31:17 PDT 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Howard Lovatt <howard.lovatt at>wrote:

> Instead of writing:
> try ( Resource r = new Resource() ) {
>  r.doSomething();
> }
> You would write:
> final Resource r = new Resource();
> r.doSomething();
> This is so much more Java like than the block construct

There is room for disagreement here.  We discussed this extensively at
Google when I drafted the proposal, and we ended up eschewing a
declaration-based approach because there was general agreement that it was
much less Java-like to imbue the closing bracket with such "magical powers."


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