To Stream.slice(fromInclusive, toExclusive) or Stream.slice(toSkip, limit) that is the question

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Thu Oct 10 17:04:52 PDT 2013

FWIW, this is what the semantics were originally, and they got modified
to be consistent with substring() when we renamed slice to substring()
originally.  So this is a reversion to where we were before.

On 10/10/2013 7:54 PM, Mike Duigou wrote:
> Hello all;
> In the review of the renaming patch for Stream.substream() -> slice()
> Brian asked me to consider also changing the semantics of the
> parameters from the current Stream.slice(fromInclusive,toExclusive).
> The rationale is that we then have only one sense of usage in the
> parameters for skip/limit/slice. This also makes slice() more
> obviously equivalent to skip(toSkip).limit(limit). I am inclined to
> agree with him that using the same semantics for the parameters
> across the three methods has value.
> I will go forward with changing to Stream.slice(toSkip,limit) before
> Monday assuming there is no outcry.
> Mike

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