Javac internal error compiling lambdas

Remi Forax forax at
Wed Apr 3 13:50:28 PDT 2013

On 04/03/2013 10:29 PM, Jose wrote:
>> I've fixed this in lambda repository. A promoted build containing the
>> fix will be available sometime next week.
> Maurizio,
> there were some more concerns lately regading javac.
> Woud this code compile now?. I have tons of lambdas in interfaces defining
> properties and they make javac to crash.
> import java.util.function.Predicate;
> interface Foo {
>      Predicate<?> TAUTOLOGY= t -> true;
> }

Again hijacking the thread,
there is no need to store a lambda in a static final field,
lambdas are automatically 'constantified' if they don't capture
values of variables in the scope. Moreover, lambdas are initialized
lazily instead of being initialized when the class/interface is initialized,
so storing a non-capturing lambda in a static field is counter productive.


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