Java 8 for the really impatient

New syntax could make programming in Java 8 more concise and efficient -- but you have to master the jargon first

In my French class, we are reading Marcel Pagnol’s La gloire de mon père. It never ceases to amaze me how much more complex and arbitrary human languages are compared to programming languages. Could you imagine a programming language with irregular verbs or the subjunctive mood? In Linux, /usr/share/dict/french has French words from a to zygomatiques, one per line. So, let's read them and print the longest, using the latest features of Java 8.

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