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From Paul King <pa...@asert.com.au>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Support Java-like array
Date Fri, 04 May 2018 03:55:07 GMT
+1 with the following provisos:
* we need to update the breaking changes section of 3.0.0 release notes on
the website (site/src/site/releasenotes/groovy-3.0.adoc) to include the
cases listed in GROOVY-8561
* we need to update the "Array initializers" section of
core-differences-java.adoc (we need to explain what cases remain -
obviously if no array type is specified is one case - I haven't checked
whether Java allows arrays of lambdas or something similar which we may not
support - I don't believe so but haven't researched into it)
* we need to update the "Arrays" section of core-syntax.adoc (I think we
need to indicate that square brackets is the idiomatic approach and also
explicitly say that closure is the default interpretation of curly braces
unless the array target type can be inferred from the context.)

I think it is probably worth adding the last two into the PR for any future
reviewers. We should also update the "Lists" section of core-syntax.adoc to
include information about Groovy's auto promotion of a single item into an
array. I guess that isn't really part of this change but since that is
where the breaking changes changes will be for the degenerate edge cases, I
think we had better make that clearer.

I am happy to help with the wording in the doco changes (time permitting).

Cheers, Paul.


On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Daniel.Sun <sunlan@apache.org> wrote:

> Dear development community,
>
>      In order to improve Groovy's compatibility with Java(Copy & Paste) and
> make Groovy more friendly to Java developers[1], I propose to support
> Java-like array[2][3] and start the VOTE thread for supporting Java-like
> array.
>
>      Please vote on supporting Java-like array since Apache Groovy 3.0.0.
>
>      Here are the poll results from twitter and user mailing list for your
> reference:
>
> Sum up the poll results
> 24 votes in total(including my +1)
> 15 +1 (62.5%)
> 9     0 (37.5%)
> 0    -1 (  0.0%)
>
> Twitter[4]
> 19 votes in total(not including my +1)
> 58% +1,
> 42%   0,
>  0%   -1
>
> User mailing list(
> http://groovy.329449.n5.nabble.com/Poll-About-supporting-Java-like-array-
> tt5749923.html
> )
> 4 votes in total(not including my +1)
> 3  +1,
> 1    0,
> 0   -1
>
> The vote is open for the next 72 hours and passes if a majority of at least
> three +1 PMC votes are cast.
>
> [ ] +1 Support Java-like array
> [ ]  0 I don't have a strong opinion about this, but I assume it's ok
> [ ] -1 Do not support Java-like array because...
>
> Here is my vote:
>
> +1
>
> Cheers,
> Daniel.Sun
> [1] http://groovy-lang.org/differences.html
> [2] https://github.com/apache/groovy/pull/691
> [3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GROOVY-8561
> [4] https://twitter.com/daniel_sun/status/990544485196091395
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Sent from: http://groovy.329449.n5.nabble.com/Groovy-Dev-f372993.html
>

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