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From Jason E Bailey <>
Subject Re: Can I use lambdas in launchpad?
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:34:02 GMT
I've been thinking about it and I'd like to revisit the conversation. Would this be a JIRA
to update the parent pom and a subsequent conversation in the mailing list? 

- Jason

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018, at 4:43 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Hi Jason,
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:27 PM Jason E Bailey <> wrote:
> > ...1. I would not consider using or not using java 8's lambda's a "programming comfort"
> > the paradigms introduced with Java 8 such as lambda's and streams fundamentally
> > change how the source is written and in my experience results in concise, easier
> > to understand code...
> I agree!
> But if you're making a minor change to an existing core bundle it
> might be better to stick to the current Java version that's used for
> that bundle, instead of changing just because a few lines look nicer.
> I guess it's a question of balance between what "minor changes" and
> "better code" are.
> The most recent discussion that I found about that is this one
> where we seemed to have consensus about moving individual bundles to
> Java 8 (as opposed to making that the default, for now) if that brings
> tangible benefits.
> At this point I see two options:
> a) Continue moving individual bundles as needed, and IMHO it's good to
> do a 72-hours [LAZY] vote before changing core bundles like engine,
> API etc.
> b) Revisit that discussion and make Java 8 the default in the parent pom
> I don't have strong opinions myself, I just want such decisions to be
> made explicitly by this PMC and community.
> -Bertrand

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