Some MetaThoughts regarding Project Coin's small language changes.
In which I discover a simple idiom for named parameters. Does this mean we don't need a named parameters language feature?
In his Disturbing Thoughts from a Developing Mind blog, fellow kiwi Mark Derricutt discusses a situation where new for loops don't provide enough power for a particular case. (And yes this blog has been sitting drafted but unpublished for ages :( )
The case in point is building a String from the concatenation of a List of Strings with some separator between them, in this case a semi-colon...
It is with pleasure that I announce the availability of a prototype for "No Closures".
I want to refute the FUD that function types are nameless and have no javadoc.
The closures controversy is attracting a number of commenters who seem to be opposed to any new java language features that are not completely understandable in less than one minute. While all this conservative energy is being directed at the closures proposals, there is possibly a larger threat to the values these folk hold to.