On Oct 27, 2004, at 4:15 PM, Bernhard Fastenrath wrote:

method pointers? closures?

Is anybody going to suggest self-modifying java assembler code as a language feature?

I don't really see how you got from method pointers and closures to self-modifying code (I see that as a bit of fear mongering).

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".

I actually love closures, and think it would be a great addition to Java. I spend a lot of time tracking down poorly written try/finally blocks in people's code where they don't properly close DB connections, IO streams, Jar files, and even delete their temp files. A good closure library would virtually eliminate this type of programming errors.

Now I still doubt Sun's ability to pull of this feature after seeing the junk in 1.5, but if I got to choose only one major language feature to add it would be closures.


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