Projec Coin: Post-Devoxx Update, closures and exception handling
By Darcy-Oracle on Nov 30, 2009
JDK 7 will have a form of closures.
The JDK 7 schedule is being extended to fall 2010.
On the first announcement, the coin-dev list is not the appropriate forum to discuss closures in Java. Closures are hereby decreed as off-topic for coin-dev.
Mark's blog entry "Closures for Java" invites those with an informed opinion to participate in the current discussion; watch Mark's blog for news about creation of a new list or project, etc., to host this closures effort.
On the second announcement, while the JDK 7 schedule has been extended, many of the current final five (or so) Project Coin features have not yet been fully implemented, specified, and tested. Therefore, there will not be a general reassessment of Project Coin feature selection or another call for proposals in JDK 7. The final five (or so) proposals remain selected for inclusion in JDK 7 and work will continue to complete those features. However, given its technical merit and the possibility of providing useful infrastructure for ARM, improved exception handling is now being reconsidered for inclusion in JDK 7. No other "for further consideration" proposal is under reconsideration.