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Alex Miller: Closures after all?

Alex Miller comments on the surprise JDK 7 announcement at Devoxx, in Closures after all?

Apparently Mark Reinhold announced that closures would be added to JDK 7 at Devoxx today... I can't say what to make of that really. For years Sun has been saying that there is no consensus on closures and delayed the formation of a JSR or expert group on the subject despite having three proposals, all with prototypes. Neal Gafter's BGGA closures proposal is easily the most fully baked and has a fairly complete prototype and all of the necessary specification changes. I would have to guess that Mark's announcement must be based primarily off the ideas in Neal's work, but we'll know more soon I guess...

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