AutoCloseable XMLStreamReader and XMLStreamWriter?
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Mon May 27 08:40:40 UTC 2013
On 26/05/2013 12:04, Philippe Marschall wrote:
> It would be nice if javax.xml.stream.XMLStreamReader and
> javax.xml.stream.XMLStreamWriter could be made to extend
> java.lang.AutoCloseable so that they can be used in a
> try-with-resouces statement. The some does for XMLEventReader and
I don't recall if this one has come up before (there were lots of
candidates identified for retrofitting when AutoCloseable was added) but
the XML APIs have the complication that they are a "Standalone
Technology". I don't know how far back JSR-206/173 needs to be support
but if you retrofit these interfaces to extend AutoCloseable then it
would rule out usage with jdk6. Joe Wang might know about about this.
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