Extending Collector to handle a post-transform

Tim Peierls tim at peierls.net
Wed May 29 09:08:18 PDT 2013

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com>wrote:

> I get the "that could be scary" reaction, but let's be more explicit about
> who has to deal with what incremental complexity.
> Most people will not write Collectors; most collectors that are used will
> have been written by Kevin or I.
> The proposed functionality would NOT affect any user code.  Most users use
> canned collectors.

Right, but they would still have to assemble things out of the canned
parts. Browsing javadocs to find those parts and learn how to fit them
together ... that's the jungle that I'm afraid will scare people away.

But I could be overly alarmist about this -- draft javadocs might show that
the extra stuff is not so bad after all.

However, if the feeling is, "Don't worry about the javadocs, your IDE will
take care of all that for you," then , um, I'm still worried.


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