Use of Virtual Extension methods in the Java 8 APIs

posted by anishaanisha 727 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes ago
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:09:11 PM GMT

In wrote a bit about Virtual extension methods here and here. I thought of going over this implementation in the JDK, so that it will give us an idea of how these can be applied. As I told earlier, the main intention of adding the virtual extension methods was to provide an option to extend the existing interfaces (by adding new methods) without breaking the existing usages. Consequently the main contender for this is the Collection interface in java.util package. All the collection classes in Java imp...

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