JAXP default implementation and JDK-8152063

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Mar 29 09:55:48 UTC 2016

On 29/03/16 08:21, Alan Bateman wrote:
> The devil is in the detail of course. You haven't said if the 
> FinderDelegate implementation has to be visible via the system class loader.
> I think the main thing is to tread carefully and it would be very easy 
> to introduce a troublesome mis-feature here.

I'm sure that's right.  However, we are also running the risk of
breaking important use cases when JDK9 is released.  We're going to
have to do a lot of work with developers to make sure that they can
still work with JDK9.  The problem is that many developers do not even
try to run with a new JDK until that JDK is released.  So, we have to
make sure that we have enough escape hatches.


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