FYI, JSR 334 has reached proposed final draft
neal at gafter.com
Wed Jun 29 07:17:09 PDT 2011
Either that or the openjdk.java.net domain was down. (it was down)
On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Neal Gafter <neal at gafter.com> wrote:
> I read the lack of response as "we really just don't care.". Which
> says to me that getting the release out on schedule is seen as more
> important than having confidence in the language changes going into
> the release.
> On Friday, June 24, 2011, Neal Gafter <neal at gafter.com> wrote:
>> One longstanding concern with the try-with-resource statement was the software engineering implications of attempting to handle suppressed exceptions - compared to other proposed mechanisms to handle them, there is no obvious and scalable way with the currently proposed language construct to organize programs to handle them (the only proposed code organization techniques do not scale). The response to this concern (since early coin days) from the proponents of the current specification was we should prototype the construct and see what patterns develop in code that uses the construct, and then adjust the specification based on that experience.
>> That experience is necessary because it might not be possible to compatibly address problems that experience may expose. The developers associated with project coin have no doubt written lots of new code using the feature and reported their experience attempting to handle suppressed exceptions to the jsr 224 mailing list, but we listeners on the coin list have unfortunately not gained the benefit of that discussion. The discussion shown publicly on this list is insufficient in my mind to support an assumption that the current mechanism has passed scrutiny from this point of view. Therefore I would ask the jsr 244 members to please summarize the relevant experience.
>> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 3:37 PM, <joe.darcy at oracle.com> wrote:
>> FYI, the proposed final draft specification of JSR 334 can now be
>> downloaded from:
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