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Groovy and Java 8

Federico Carbonell
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Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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Is the Groovy language changing once Java 8 becomes official?
Kenneth A. Kousen
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I'm sure it will. Those discussions are happening right now among the Groovy core team members. I think, though, that the changes will largely be additions rather than changing anything we're already using. I have seen a default implementation for SAM (Single Abstract Method) classes, for example, that is consistent with how Java 8 will do things.

I believe that you can learn Groovy now, confident that when Java 8 comes out and Groovy grows to accommodate it, everything you learned will still work.


Kenneth A. Kousen, Ph.D. (assorted certs), President, Kousen IT, Inc.
Author of Making Java Groovy - http://www.kousenit.com
 
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