method pointers? closures?
Is anybody going to suggest self-modifying java assembler code as a language feature?
Is the goal to break Java and render it useless?
In my opinion we can live without closures. You didn't have to attach "for a bit longer".
Jim Moore wrote:
The way that most modern languages handle what C used to do with method-pointers is with closures. Exactly what that means for a language like Java is being experimented with in places like Groovy. Much like how entity beans are a joke -- giving all of J2EE a big black eye -- and the standard is moving over to what actually has been proven to work (a-la Hibernate), I agree with Dain that I don't really trust Sun to get it right yet; I'd rather see "real-life" solutions for a while before it gets mixed into the platform... We've lived with XDoclet before getting annotations, and libs for doing "enums" before JDK1.5, we can live without closures for a bit longer. (Said by someone who hates to leave Ruby and Python for Java largely because Java doesn't have closures.)
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