Linked by vodoomoth on Fri 24th Sep 2010 22:56 UTC
Java Oracle has made some decisions about Java: in order to release JDK 7 in the middle of next year, they have decided to change priorities and specifically, postpone three features: Jigsaw, Lambda and Coin.
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horrible hack for marketing purposes.
by sergio on Mon 27th Sep 2010 17:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: the less the better"
sergio
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Generics was implemented for marketing purposes (even Gosling was against it). In 2005, you have to have "generics" in the feature list because It sounded cool and trendy (and C# had it).

Now, It's the same story with Lambda, Closures and so on.

Google uses java 1.4 for Android for a reason: They're smart. Simplicity and coherence are better than any other feature.

IMHO If you want syntactic-sugar then use an scripting language like Groovy, JRuby or a DSL!!!

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