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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [collections] InvokerClosure
Date Fri, 03 Dec 2004 01:25:51 GMT
Chris Lambrou wrote:

> On the other hand, if you're simply talking about borrowing some of the 
> 1.5 syntax, particularly the new for loop constructs, and somehow using 
> it in collections, are you really proposing the use of a source 
> preprocessing stage as part of the collections build process, simply to 
> allow this syntactic nicety?  If so, I don't think that its a goer - it 
> might break the development process of too many users of collections, 
> particularly with regard to IDE integration.  For example, anyone who's 
> defined a collections library in IDEA, that refers to both the 
> collections .zip source file and the binary jar file, would find that 
> their ability to step into the collections source during debugging will 
> have been screwed up.

I just digressed with a general suggestion, this was not specificaly 
targeted to [collections]. The idea is to use only the basic 1.5 syntax 
(foreach, autoboxing, varargs), not the new features such as 
annotations, enumerations, etc.

What prevents the debugging of a library 1.3 compatible with a 1.5 
source ? The line numbers don't match ?

Emmanuel Bourg

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