Feedback and comments on ARM proposal

Mark Mahieu markmahieu at
Fri Mar 20 14:18:05 PDT 2009

Or perhaps a marker interface rather than a special package?  That  
might be more consistent with existing 'special behaviour' (eg.  

I definitely like the idea of leaving it to the individual libraries  
to decide.


On 20 Mar 2009, at 21:08, Tim Peierls wrote:

> How about using a special package --, say -- with  
> initially
> only one or two interfaces -- AutoCloseable and AutoDisposable, say  
> -- and
> word the ARM proposal so that only subtypes of interfaces with a  
> single,
> parameterless method that are declared in this special package are  
> allowed
> in the ARM try-initialization?
> The idea here is to remove the decision about which clean-up  
> methods to
> support from the current proposal and make it a library design issue.
> --tim

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