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From Paul King <pa...@asert.com.au>
Subject Re: JDK 10: Use of var over def?
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:42:32 GMT
The Parrot parser already has support for this at the grammar level but we
regard some of the current implementation details as experimental.

At the moment it is almost just an alias for "def" but discussions have
been around whether we can make the behavior closer to Java when used
within static Groovy code. We haven't defined exactly what this would mean
yet but roughly I suspect it could mean the same inferencing as now but
without flow typing.

Cheers, Paul.


On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 10:12 PM, Merlin Beedell <MBeedell@cryoserver.com>
wrote:

> I see that the newly release JDK 10 now supports the “var” declaration for
> local variables where the type can clearly be inferred from its initialiser:
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> http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/286
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> I note that Groovy’s “def” syntax (among others) was mentioned but
> rejected.
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> Would Groovy move to support this syntax in the same way (support ‘var’
> only for Type Safe inferred declarations) or as a general alias to the
> “def” keyword?
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> JDK 10 also has support for “docker” containers.  The ecosystem has
> certainly shifted!
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> Merlin Beedell
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