Posted by cowwoc
on April 23, 2008 at 6:21 AM PDT
"Following a unanimous vote by members of the Compiler Group, the OpenJDK project has approved a closures project."
digging deeper reveals that there are only *7* people eligible to cast their vote on this topic. Haven't we learned anything?! Come on!
Can you honestly tell me that the Java community at large *unanimously* approves the addition of BGGA closures to OpenJDK? I think not. This sounds like a few "determined individuals" cramming this down our throats.
It's one thing for them to decide to develop closures for OpenJDK as a prototype or optional add-on. It's another thing for them to bundle it into the core distribution. This isn't what OpenJDK is supposed to be all about. This is nothing short of hijacking the community effort!