RFC: JEP JDK-8208089: Implement C++14 Language Features

Kim Barrett kim.barrett at oracle.com
Mon Oct 8 18:32:02 UTC 2018

> On Oct 8, 2018, at 6:48 AM, Thomas Stüfe <thomas.stuefe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Kim,
> is this JEP only about C++14 features or shall we discuss older
> features too? The reason I am asking is that I would like us to
> officially endorse namespaces. Not inline namespaces, just plain old
> namespaces.

I would like to keep this JEP focused on C++11/14 usage.

However, it presently describes a process for recording and updating
HotSpot usage.  I think that process is pretty close to the de facto
process, which is rarely used successfully because it's not written
down anywhere.

We could extract that part of the JEP out, formalize, discuss, agree,
and record it.  Then you could propose a change and there would be a
process for dealing with the proposal, rather than having it slide
into oblivion because we don't know how to proceed.  And the JEP could
be made a bit smaller because it could just refer to that process.

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