please review draft JEP: Convenience Factory Methods for Collections

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at
Thu Jul 17 00:46:52 UTC 2014

Hi all,

Please review this draft JEP for Convenience Factory Methods for Collections:

Brief background: several times over the years there have been proposals to add 
"collection literals" to the language. The most recent round of this was in 
regard to JEP 186, a research JEP to explore this topic. That effort was 
concluded by Brian Goetz, as summarized in this email:

Essentially, the idea of adding collection literals to the language was set 
aside in favor of adding some library APIs, not entirely unlike collection 
literals, that make it more convenient to create collections. That's what this 
proposal is.

Share and enjoy,


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