RFR : 8023395 : (xs) Deprecate sun.misc.Sort and sun.misc.Compare
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue Aug 20 19:33:16 UTC 2013
On 20/08/2013 19:07, Mike Duigou wrote:
> Hello all;
> This is a proposal to deprecate (Any votes for outright removal?)
No objection to deprecating it but I assume anyone compiling against it
is seeing a warning already (because it's a JDK internal class).
We've historically being cautious about removing classes from sun.misc
(as we know there is code that ignores the warnings). So I would at
least do a quick check to see if there is anything obvious using it. One
other thing is that this isn't the only orphan in sun.misc. Some time
ago I created JDK-6852936 with a list of classes that aren't used. I
wasn't brave enough at the time to try to remove them.
> two classes in the private sun.misc package. These are ancient vestigial classes who's usage has long been eliminated in the JDK in favour of java.util.Arrays.sort(T, Comparator) and java.util.Arrays.sort(T, int start, int end, Comparator).
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