JDK8 Preliminary Repository Layout
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Mar 11 01:51:28 PST 2011
Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> I don't think that is the reason for the 1.4. But someone closer to
> this SA project would need to clarify this.
> The reason was so that the SA could potentially operate on an older
> JDK as I recall.
> I suspect 1.4 settings should have been changed to 1.5 in 1.6, and
> maybe 1.6 in 1.7.
Sundar or Swamy might remember, but I'm pretty sure that SA was
deliberately not updated to use generics in the jdk5 time-frame because
the code was being used to get SA working with 1.4.2. Ancient history
now and a nice little project for someone to do some clean-up. In any
case, it's not good to compile with -source 1.4 without also setting
-bootclasspath to specify the corresponding platform classes so another
reason to re-visit this.
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