Proposal: Collection Literals

Joshua Bloch jjb at
Tue Mar 31 01:51:57 PDT 2009

Presumably you'd be happy to replace them with lists of sets, and then you
could use (nested) collection literals?


On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 1:47 AM, Mark Thornton <mthornton at>wrote:

> Joshua Bloch wrote:
>> Neal,
>> In other words, we could prohibit set literals in array initializers.
>> Arrays of sets are an awful idea anyway, so it's no great loss.
> Ouch, I have a few of those. Invariably where the universe of unique sets
> is very small and the array contains all of them.
> Regards,
> Mark Thornton

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