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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I do think closures are hard for many people to understand, based on the mistakes I see people make in Perl with them. However, Java inner classes are pretty awful too, possibly worse, and adding closures should not have any effect on people who don't choose to use them.

    Probably the most reasonable argument to not put closures in Java is that Java is all about OO and closures are a different paradigm. If he argued that, I'd have more sympathy.