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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FUNCTOR] How do we move on?
Date Wed, 17 May 2017 23:38:59 GMT
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> wrote:

> Hello Gary,
>
> > Am 17.05.2017 um 15:01 schrieb Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>:
> >
> > On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org
> <mailto:britter@apache.org>>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Functor was a nice idea back in 2011, but I think we promoted it to
> proper
> >> prematurely. In the light of Java 8 and it’s functional programming
> >> support, it is questionable whether a component like functor is really
> >> needed anymore. So the question is: how do we get on from here? I see
> >> several options:
> >>
> >> - move functor back to sandbox and see whether is catches attention some
> >> time
> >> - move functor to dormant - nobody needs it anymore with Java 8 out of
> the
> >> door
> >> - redefine the component to target Java 8 and explicitly provide
> utilities
> >> for the classes in the java.util.function package
> >>
> >> My preference would be the last option. But I don’t see my self having a
> >> lot of time to work on this. But I’d be happy to see a group of dev
> forming
> >> who give this component a new direction.
> >>
> >
> > I am OK with moving it to dormant. In my mind, your option 3 belongs in
> > [lang].
>
> I don’t think we should put this stuff into [lang] for the following two
> reasons:
>
> 1. It will take a while (maybe years) until we move [lang] to Java 8. As
> far as I can remember we planned to wait with that until Lang 4.0
> 2. [lang] is about the java.lang package and we already have concurrent
> and reflect stuff in there. I don’t see why we should add stuff from
> java.util.function. I think it is a good think to have small, focused
> components. So what’s the harm in having a specific component for this?
>

There is no harm indeed :-) I would just look for something like that in
[lang], but that's just me ;-)

Gary

>
> Regards,
> Benedikt
>
> >
> > Gary
> >
> >
> >> Regards,
> >> Benedikt
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