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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Why Postpone?
by kap1 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 23:16 UTC
kap1
Member since:
2006-05-12

why postpone features so that JDK 7 can get out of the pipes fast


There are some super amazing performance improvements added to Java 7 (Tiered Compilation, Escape Analysis, Optimisations to remove bound checks, etc). Just the really nice performance boost is IMO worth releasing a new version for, why hold up cool things like this for another 2 years?

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RE: Why Postpone?
by Tuishimi on Sat 25th Sep 2010 03:56 in reply to "Why Postpone?"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

And if you want to play with closures, there is always Groovy. ;)

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RE[2]: Why Postpone?
by Tuxie on Mon 27th Sep 2010 19:34 in reply to "RE: Why Postpone?"
Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

And if you want to play with closures, there is always Groovy. ;)

Or Scala if you also want the performance of Java...

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RE: Why Postpone?
by nt_jerkface on Sat 25th Sep 2010 16:46 in reply to "Why Postpone?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

why hold up cool things like this for another 2 years?


Giving Java developers what they want goes against tradition. They need to take their time and let the competition gain a bigger lead.

This way by the time these cool features come out Qt will be well established as the preferred method of cross-platform development.

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