A disclaimer or two for Optional

Tim Peierls tim at peierls.net
Wed Oct 23 08:10:30 PDT 2013

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com>wrote:

> (Sigh, why does everything related to Optional have to take 300 messages?)

Only 33 or so for this conversation, and Doug started it. :-)

> Here's the reality: if we don't put this disclaimer on, there is
> ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE we will be able to make Optional a value type in the
> future.  Which would be terrible.  If we do, there is SOME chance. Not
> 100%, but more than zero.

OK, I don't understand why, and that rationale is different from "better
than nothing", but you're right that the discussion has gone on too long
given the size of the proposal. No more objections on that front.

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