AutoCloseable XMLStreamReader and XMLStreamWriter?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon May 27 08:40:40 UTC 2013

On 26/05/2013 12:04, Philippe Marschall wrote:
> Hi
> It would be nice if and 
> 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 
> XMLEventReader.
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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