Project Coin: Week 4 Update
By Darcy-Oracle on Mar 27, 2009
Update: Corrected to include Stephen Colebourne's enhanced enhanced for loop proposal.
Further update: Added links to updated large arrays and compile time access proposals.
Named method parameters, Paul Martin
Enhanced for each loop iteration control, Stephen Colebourne
Loosen Constructor super()/this() call restrictions, Mike Duigou
@Unloadable Class defination, Daniel Cheng
Naked dot, Makarenko Alexandre
Auto-assignment Parameters , Mark Mahieu
Unchecked Exceptions as Subclasses of Checked Exceptions (revised), Alan Snyder
Narrow Hexadecimal and Binary Integer Literals, Bruce Chapman
Byte and Short Integer Literal Suffixes, Bruce Chapman
Unsigned Integer Widening Operator, Bruce Chapman
Binary Literals, Derek Foster
Return 'this', Marek Kozieł
'final' without explicit type, Marek Kozieł
Language Escape Operator, Bruce Chapman
The field of over two dozen proposals previously sent in over the first three weeks of Project Coin was narrowed to six proposals still in consideration for inclusion in JDK 7. The proposals submitted this week and until the end of the call for proposals period will be similarly evaluated for their appropriateness to be added to the language. Finally, the combined list of candidate changes will be produced.