Opportunistic coin improvements for JDK8: Can those be tracked someplace? (Any annotation in annotations)
reinier at zwitserloot.com
Wed Oct 19 19:58:45 PDT 2011
A minor update to annotations is on the 'hey, maybe we can get around to it
for 8' list, to be specific: Allowing the same annotation to show up
multiple times on the same node.
If annotations are being looked at anyway, I'd love to be able to add
"Annotation" and "Annotation" to the list of legal return types for an
annotation method declaration. The valid constants that can be used for
these are _any_ annotation, i.e.:
private final int foo; // An annotation processor will generate a new file
with a method based on this field.
It seems like a pretty low-impact change, but without a coin process I'm not
sure I should bother putting in the effort to write it up and make a javac
patch. If there's more clarity that annotations are going to go through some
changes anyway, will there still be enough time for me to cook up a patch so
it can be considered?
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