CFV: Project Valhalla
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Sun Jun 22 15:05:40 UTC 2014
I hereby propose the creation of Project Valhalla with myself as the
Lead and the HotSpot group as the sponsoring group.
In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines , this project will provide
a venue to explore and incubate advanced Java VM and Language feature
candidates such as Value Types , Generic Specialization , enhanced
volatiles  (and possibly other related topics, such as reified generics.)
The initial Reviewers and Committers will be:
* Brian Goetz
* John Rose
* Paul Sandoz
* Maurizio Cimadamore
* Paul Govereau
* Dan Smith
* David Chase
* Mike Duigou
* Vladimir Ivanov
* Albert Noll
The project will host at least the following mailing list:
* valhalla-dev for developers
and may eventually host specification lists if one or more JSRs is
The initial source of this project will be based on a clone of a JDK 9
repository. Changes from the JDK 9 parent will be synced into Valhalla
periodically. Similar to Project Lambda, we will follow a "commit
first, review later" policy, as code will not flow directly from the
Valhalla repositories into the JDK repositories, but instead will be
done by a "curated merge" where select changes are extracted into new
changesets for incorporation into JDK repositories when they are ready
Votes are due by July 7, 2014, 9A GMT.
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