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From Stephen Colebourne <>
Subject Re: [collections] Closure is a really bad name
Date Fri, 09 Jun 2006 23:06:59 GMT
Stephen Kestle wrote:
> The "Closure" in commons collections is not named well
[snip valid points]
> So, what to do?
> I would propose an interface called Processor. It is more intuitive and 
> has many "real world" examples that can anchor the term so that it makes 
> sense to the average (and functional!) programmer.

I don't disagree that the name may be inappropriate, or that your 
argument is valid. However, this is an old widely used interface that 
isn't broken, so changing it seems excessive.


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