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From "Paul King (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (GROOVY-8580) CLONE - Support `var` keyword of Java10 (finalise behavior of keyword under @CompileStatic)
Date Mon, 14 May 2018 10:21:00 GMT

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Paul King updated GROOVY-8580:
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    Priority: Blocker  (was: Major)

> CLONE - Support `var` keyword of Java10 (finalise behavior of keyword under @CompileStatic)
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GROOVY-8580
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GROOVY-8580
>             Project: Groovy
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Daniel Sun
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 3.x
>
>
> As part of GROOVY-8498 there is now support for the {{var}} keyword to provide compatibility
with:
> http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/286 (Java 10)
> http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/323 (targeted for Java 11)
> For dynamic Groovy, {{var}} is an alias for {{def}}. Under {{@CompileStatic}}, there
are three fairly obvious potential behaviors that could make sense for Groovy:
> * a direct alias for {{def}} in which case normal Groovy flow typing would apply (this
is currently what is implemented but is more flexible than what Java developers might expect)
> * similar to the alias for {{def}} in that it allows the inferred type to change as further
instructions are executed but it would only be allowed to change to sub-types of the initially
inferred type (needs further investigation but if possible would combine some of the nice
aspects of Groovy def and Java var behavior)
> * a direct equivalent of Java (this would be the most work and would differ greatly from
Groovy behavior and in general would be hard to marry up with Groovy semantics)
> We need to finalize the behavior we want before releasing non-alpha versions of Groovy
3.



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