[JSR308] Can we agree on our goals?

Hani Suleiman hani at formicary.net
Fri Feb 2 21:55:48 EST 2007

On Feb 2, 2007, at 9:43 PM, Trevor Harmon wrote:

> On Feb 2, 2007, at 6:21 PM, Hani Suleiman wrote:
>> It's even debatable whether it should be allowed on loops, given  
>> that forcing a block onto a loop to annotate it seems somewhat  
>> awkward.
> I thought putting blocks around loops to annotate them was not  
> being forced, it was just one suggestion of how it might be  
> implemented. For instance, is it not possible to modify javac to  
> allow annotations directly on loops?
> @LoopMax(10)
> while (i < j)
> {
>  ...
> }
> That doesn't seem awkward at all.

Sure it does. It's a redundant new syntax that doesn't achieve  
anything, and attacks a problem no developers are currently having  
(no matter what background they're from or their level of ability,  
I'd be surprised if anyone found basic looping constructs tricky).  
This example is a great one for why we should *not* support  
annotations on loops!

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