Bill Venners Interviews Stephen Colebourne on Closures in JDK 7
Bill Venners interviews Stephen Colebourne in Java To Get Closures in JDK 7:
At the Devoxx conference in Antwerp, Belgium, Sun's Mark Reinhold announced that closures would be added to Java in JDK 7. In this interview, Stephen Colebourne, coauthor of the FCM closures proposal, gives his perspective on this surprise announcement.
One year ago, Mark Reinhold, Principal Engineer at Sun Microsystems, announced At the Devoxx conference in Antwerp, Belgium that the next major release of Java, JDK 7, would not include closures. At the same conference this year, however, Reinhold announced in a surprise turn around the Java would be getting closures after all in JDK 7. I sat down with Stephen Colebourne, project lead of joda.org and coauthor of the FCM closures proposal, to discuss his perspective on the reason for this change of plans...