> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Bloch [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Whoa - language changes are very serious business! What
> syntax do you propose for the extension? I sure hope we don't end up
> anything like what C/C++ did to distinguish between a volatile pointer
> int and a pointer to a volatile int.
Thinking more on this I really don't see syntax being a problem:
final int foo; // a final reference to an int array
final int foo; // ditto
int final foo; // a reference to an array of final ints
int final foo; // ditto
final int final foo; // a final reference to an array of final ints
final int final foo; // ditto
Modifiers to the variable always appear first in the declaration ie.
public final int x;
If the modifier appears between the typename and variable name then it has
to apply to the array element.
Things are much messier with C/C++ pointer types but Java doesn't have that
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