Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Java closures controversy

Although I didn't have time yet to study all the alternatives in detail, I've read a few blog posts and watched the video of Joshua Bloch's presentation at Javapolis about the BGGA Closures proposal.

I tend to agree with him. Rushing into a closures implementation and adding yet more complexity to Java is a great chance for the Java community to shoot itself in the foot and turning Java into another C++. In my opinion one strength of Java has always been the ability to say no to new features until there was a convincing solution.

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