[JSR308] Hello, and a comment

Eugene Kuleshov eu at javatx.org
Tue Jan 30 19:01:47 EST 2007

Neal Gafter wrote:
> Just joining the discussion and mailing list, I'd like to introduce 
> myself: Neal Gafter from Google. Please pardon me if I ask dumb 
> questions, as I haven't been listening.
> I read the draft spec (and an earlier version), and it seems much more 
> complex than it needs to be to accomplish its goals.  The simplest 
> syntax would be to annotate a type by placing the annotation after the 
> type. This works for arrays, arrays of arrays, return types, argument 
> types, etc without any ambiguity with existing syntax. The selected 
> syntax, on the other hand, does have ambiguities that require 
> special-casing many contexts, such as arrays. Perhaps there is some 
> motivation for the current syntax that I'm missing.
  Hi Neal. I've send a note about ambiguity of the array annotations 
this morning. I've suggested suggested to put annotations before 
annotated type. You can find it in the mailing list archive at 

  I am also wondering if there was special motivation for chosen syntax 
and hope that Michael can answer that.


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