Introducing myself

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at
Thu Jul 8 17:05:01 UTC 2021

On 7/8/2021 8:16 AM, Ben Weidig wrote:
> Right now, I'm working on a book about a more functional approach to Java.
> That lead me to read *a lot* of JDK source code to understand better how
> certain types and features work.
> And I believe I found some parts that could be improved, and that's what I
> want to try to contribute.
> For example, there's no feature-parity between the functional interfaces, ...
> Another group of types that piqued my interest are the Optional-types. ...

Beyond the JDK source code, I recommend reviewing the 
lambda-libs-spec-experts list (i.e., read every mail) to get a sense of 
why the Java 8 API ended up the way it did:


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