Optional.or name <was> Re: RFR 8080418 Add Optional.or()

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Wed Oct 14 08:54:09 UTC 2015

> On 13 Oct 2015, at 22:43, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at joda.org> wrote:
> I'd prefer to see "this" mentioned:
> "If a value is not present, invoke the specified supplier to provide
> the result, otherwise return {@code this}"
> While I understand the original form gave some spec wiggle room, it
> also made the method far more mysterious.

That wiggle room is useful to avoid baking in any assumptions about the identity of the returned Optional.


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