Renaming Stream.subStream(int) to Stream.skip(int)

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at
Thu Oct 3 15:02:16 PDT 2013

Hello all;

A bit of feedback from the recent JavaOne hands-on-lab is that people have trouble finding the correct API to skip entries. The Stream.limit(count) operation and Stream.subStream(from,to) are easily found but new users fail to find the Stream.subStream(from) operation. One suggestion has been to rename the Stream.subStream(from) to Stream.skip(count).

The docs for Stream.subStream() also be updated to say something similar to ",to) produces the same set of elements in the same encounter order as".

I will go ahead with a renaming patch on Monday unless there objections. Any counter proposals should be *very* narrow in scope--we're past the point were we can do redesign.


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