(update) Use "default" keyword for default visibility

Joseph D. Darcy Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Sun Mar 22 14:35:18 PDT 2009


Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> Hello.
> While the lack of an explicit name for the default accessibility in 
> Java has slightly annoyed me at times over the years, I don't think it 
> in isolation is such a troublesome issue that a language change is 
> warranted.

I've conferred with Alex on this request.  Since the JSR 294 expert 
group is working on adding a "module" accessibility level to the 
language, that group is in a good position to weigh the pros and cons of 
adding an explicit "package" modifier at the same time, a change they 
are considering.  Therefore, Project Coin should defer the decision on 
an explicit package modifier to the JSR 294 expert group.


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