Update on JSR 334 Expert Group activities
daniel.smith at oracle.com
Wed Feb 9 12:43:13 PST 2011
If Charles Babbage could make a computer without electronics, surely we'll be able to assemble a Java Mechanical Machine (JMM) to implement the JVM.
On Jan 26, 2011, at 4:14 PM, Joshua Bloch wrote:
> Well, after the impending EMP destroys all digital devices, perhaps there
> will be a resurgence of Morse Code. But on the other hand, there won't be
> any CPUs to take advantage of our fine specifications.
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM, Joe Darcy <joe.darcy at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 1/25/2011 8:52 PM, Cay Horstmann wrote:
>>>> On 25/01/2011 9:22 p.m., Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
>>>> One good reason to disallow multiple underscores is to keep multiple
>>>> underscores available for future language expansion. Presumably JDK7
>>>> the last java release to have new language features. I admit I can't
>>>> of anything that would be best served by multiple underscores, but who
>>>> what java needs 5 years from now?
>>> Morse code literals, ._.. .. _._ . _ .... .. ...
>>> _._. ._ _.__
>> ..-. .-- .. .--, given that the FCC has dropped the Morse code
>> requirement to obtain an amateur radio license in the US , I don't
>> see a growing need for Morse code literals five years hence!
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