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Java Closures and Lambda by Robert Fischer

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CHAPTER 8

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Lambdas in Java Bytecode

This chapter is for those who want to go deeper and understand how lambdas really work. This is your red pill vs. blue pill moment: do you want to live in a world where Java has lambdas and they work great and everything is slick and awesome, or do you want to see what is really going on beneath the surface and discover the magic of the compiler pulls? If you are happy with the lambdas as you know and love them, then skip this chapter and enjoy. If you need to know what your code really means, then hold on tight: it’s time to go down the rabbit hole.

The reality is that lambdas are an illusion. Java lambdas ...

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