Graal and JDK 8

Doug Simon doug.simon at
Wed Nov 30 13:52:35 UTC 2016

Lambdas should be avoided in all but test code. The cost of bytecode generation required for bootstrapping lambdas is something we’d like to avoid. Unfortunately, we came to this realization after having already put lambdas in some non-test code. It’s a background task to revisit these parts of the code and remove the use of lambdas. When/if we get there, we’ll use Jackpot[1] to enforce the absence of lambdas in non-test code.



> On 30 Nov 2016, at 14:04, Andrew Haley <aph at> wrote:
> Am I allowed to use lambdas?  Or does this all have to run on 7?
> Thanks,
> Andrew.

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