RFR (M) : JDK-8004561 : Addition Functional Interfaces for Lambda Libraries

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at oracle.com
Tue Feb 19 18:40:42 UTC 2013

On 02/19/2013 07:14 AM, Chris Hegarty wrote:
> On 02/19/2013 03:08 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> On 19/02/2013 14:39, Chris Hegarty wrote:
>>> :
>>> Oh, please god no! I find the way the buffer classes are generated a
>>> real pain. Yes, it is good for maintaining consistency across similar
>>> versions, but I don't see that as a good justification to introduce
>>> this complexity. I was secretly hoping that nio Buffer generation
>>> would go away in jdk8.
>> I assume the "pain" with the generated buffer classes is in the IDE so
>> you need to remember to include the gensrc tree in the project.
> Right, but this assumes you to have a build. They also don't play well
> with tools that index the source, like opengrok.

As an aside, a code generation technique that should play better with 
tooling would to be use an annotation processor to generate the code 
from within the context of the compiler/IDE. As a general-purpose 
meta-programming system, annotation processing doesn't have to be tied 
to annotations.


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