John Yeary: Lambda Expressions on Java SE 6
I attended a JavaOne talk on Expression Language 3.0 by Ed Burns and Kin-man Chung. EL 3.0 is modular and can operate independently of the EE platform. During the talk I asked for clarifications- an interesting one was that EL 3.0 is compiled using Java 7. This followed a discussion of the fact that it supports Lambda expressions. Wait- it uses Lambda expressions from Java 8 and is compiled using Java 7. I asked could it be compiled on Java 6. Kin-man told me that with minor changes "it should"- I took that as a challenge to try. I was successful- now I can do Lambda expressions on JDK 6...