stream() / parallelStream() methods

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Fri Feb 8 15:24:02 PST 2013

> (Tangentially, I would really love to drop parallelStream() and let
> people call stream().parallel(). But I haven't managed to scour the
> archives to find if that argument's already suitably played out.)

Direct version is more performant, in that it requires less wrapping (to 
turn a stream into a parallel stream, you have to first create the 
sequential stream, then transfer ownership of its state into a new 

But, inconsistently, we have dropped a number of parallel stream 
factories along the same lines, because the 2x explosion of 
intGenerator/parallelIntGenerator was too much.  But considering this is 
just one new method in Iterable/Collection, and it does make a 
difference in a common case, the status quo does seem reasonable.

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