Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

I think we're agreeing. The party line for a long time was that Java didn't have value types because they thought EA would render it unnecessary. But as you say, it never really approached being able to replace the benefits of true value types.

Ah, got it. Yes, I think that claim about EA would be considered naive in retrospect.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact