equals and hashCode

Aleksey Shipilev aleksey.shipilev at oracle.com
Tue Oct 30 08:37:09 PDT 2012

On 10/30/2012 05:12 PM, Brian Goetz wrote:
> Yes, but not just equality; identity.  Which is the real problem --
> we're still coping with the consequences of having naively decided 17
> years ago that all non-primitive values must have identity.  (Work is
> going on in JVM-land to give us a better option.)

Great! Is there a notion in spec that lambdas are not supposed to have
identity, and as such their equals()/hashCode() while available as
default implementations, are meaningless?


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