JEP 269: Convenience Factory Methods for Collections

Stuart Marks stuart.marks at
Fri Oct 9 01:34:48 UTC 2015

On 10/7/15 2:30 AM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> Given what we know now vs when the collections library ws created, I
> think it would be a mistake to allow nulls. Developers that
> desperately want null in there have other mechanisms to achieve that,
> not just Optional. I too would argue against Optional in collections,
> at least until value types exist, but thats a social discussion, not
> one that can be controlled.

Nicely put.

It seems there's some consensus to disallow nulls. Whew! One bikeshed down, 
23,498 to go. :-)


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