Fwd: Annotation on lambda formal parameter?

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Tue Dec 11 20:35:00 PST 2012

Received from the -comments list.  Note that this is largely a query of 
"what does the Lambda EG think the JSR-308 EG should do".

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Annotation on lambda formal parameter?
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:27:23 -0800
From: Alex Buckley <alex.buckley at oracle.com>
Organization: Oracle Corporation
To: lambda-spec-comments at openjdk.java.net
CC: Michael Ernst <mernst at cs.washington.edu>

Lambda EG,

JSR 308 "Annotations on Java Types" will allow annotations on the
manifest type of a lambda expression's formal parameter, and on the type
and/or type argument in a method/constructor reference expression.

Is there any interest in having 308 allow an annotation on a lambda
formal parameter itself? That is, on the declaration of the parameter,
rather than its type. A declaration annotation is conceptually valid
even if the parameter declaration has no manifest type on which to write
a type annotation.

This is somewhat in scope for 308 because it already allows annotations
on declarations of type parameters (filling a hole from Java SE 5.0) and
it has the sub-method-level class file attributes needed to store
annotations on declarations of individual lambda parameters.


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