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    18 months ago

    I 100% agree that explicit nullity is categorically better, and the vast majority of the entire software engineering field does too. The problem lies in the fact that explicit nullity was added in 2014 with Java 8, nearly two decades after Java 1 shipped in 1996. That’s a hell of a lot of technical inertia to overcome.

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      18 months ago

      Yeah especially whether Java “runs on 1 billion devices” 😂

      The question is why a new codebase in greenfield is still using basic Java 11 on a new 2023 project.