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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Java Just Died (no closures in Java 7)

So it's confirmed. Despite James Gosling wanting closures, despite 3 working closure prototype compilers, despite every other JVM language supporting closures, Java 7 will not have closures.

while (true)
    print("new Runnable() { public void run() { ")
Frankly, I'm pissed off. I'm sure Java dying will kill the JVM too, ultimately.

In the meantime, there's Scala. But the Java community will probably prefer Groovy, because it has learned from Java that types are hard.

(my source: via Ismael Juma)

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