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Jeff Friesen: Elvis Comes to Java

Jeff Friesen demonstrates some of his recent investigations in Elvis Comes to Java:

In December 2008, Joseph D. Darcy blogged about leading Sun's efforts to develop a set of small language changes for JDK 7. This announcement led Sun to create Project Coin, an official conduit for receiving language enhancement proposals from the Java community. By the time Project Coin wrapped up, approximately 70 proposal had been received. One of the proposals focused on introducing Elvis (?:) and other null-safe operators to Java. However, none of these operators made the final cut...

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