Update on Coin futures from JavaOne

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at oracle.com
Thu Nov 10 14:08:36 PST 2011

On 10/4/2011 5:52 PM, Joe Darcy wrote:
> Hello.
> Earlier today, I presented my JavaOne session on "The Heads and Tails 
> of Project Coin." [1]  The talk included some retrospectives from 
> developing the Coin features which I hope to write up in more detail 
> in the near future.
> Turning toward the future, the talk also spent a little time 
> discussing possible language changes coming in JDK 8. First, planning 
> for JDK 8 is on-going and the feature list is subject to change; the 
> JEP process [2] will be used to help define the roadmap going forward. 
> With those caveats, small language changes we're considering proposing 
> for JDK 8 include:
>    Refinements to JDK 7 Coin features
>        try-with-resources on an effective final variable
>        removing restrictions on usage of diamond
>        @SafeVarargs on private methods
>    Collection literals(?)
>    Repeating Annotations(?)
>    Method and constructor parameter names at runtime(?)

JEPs now filed for

Access to Parameter Names at Runtime

Repeating Annotations


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