One of my favorite bloggers, Alex Miller, opens today with Apparently Mark Reinhold announced that closures would be added to JDK 7 at Devoxx today.
When I realized JDK7 would have no closures, I mentally wrote Java off as a language destined to be COBOL or FORTRAN or C: important in a practical way, but not to be where my heart was. (I'm looking around; Scala is likely my next language of choice.)
And, lo! Closure—in Java! Java may remain after all the language I prefer most. What a surprising turn.
UPDATE: Stephen Colebourne posts more details.