Convert old-style array declarations (was: Re: ByteArrayOutputStream should not have a new writeBytes method in Java)

Tagir Valeev amaembo at
Wed Oct 10 03:33:33 UTC 2018


So the conversion was successfully performed for client components:

Now we can move to something else. Let's limit the array declaration
conversion to core-libs for now. I created an issue JDK-8211981. For
me the problem now is to determine which modules belong to core-libs.
I tried to find this information. The only thing I found is this
apparently outdated page:
It lists packages, but not modules, and links to Java 8 spec. Probably
it's time to update it?

To me it seems that the following modules belong to core-libs:
java.base, java.naming, java.rmi, java.scripting, java.sql,
java.sql.rowset, java.xml, java.xml.crypto, jdk.unsupported,
jdk.xml.dom. Anything missing or added by mistake?

With best regards,
Tagir Valeev.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:40 AM Tagir Valeev <amaembo at> wrote:
> Hello!
> Ok, let's start with smaller thing which is java.desktop. Created a
> JBS issue and posted a patch here:
> Jonathan,
> > Although cleanup like this is nice, I'll give a word of warning that pervasive
> > changes like that can sometimes cause difficulties when there are lots of
> > changes in code which is undergoing different lines of development in different
> > branches or repos. If nothing else, I'd consider doing it on a per-component
> > or per-module basis.
> I'm not sure I have enough time to post 70+ reviews for every module
> and track all of them. My volunteering abilities are quite limited :-)
> I think I can manage up to 3-4 separate changesets including already
> posted java.desktop change. If you have suggestions on how to split
> this to several big parts, you are welcome (I don't know how
> "components" are mapped to modules, probably components are big
> enough?). Or probably we can cover only part of modules for now and
> wait for the next volunteer to pick up this.
> With best regards,
> Tagir Valeev.
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 5:41 AM Sergey Bylokhov
> <Sergey.Bylokhov at> wrote:
> >
> > I can review the changes in java.desktop, please use these email alias
> > awt-dev/2d-dev/swing-dev.
> >
> > On 28/09/2018 04:13, Alan Bateman wrote:
> > > As regards doing the entire source base then I think that would be good.
> > > Due to the complexity of testing, changes to the java.desktop module are
> > > pushed to jdk/client repo rather than jdk/jdk so if it's not too awkward
> > > then it might be helper if the patch for java.desktop were a separate
> > > change that gets pushed to jdk/client rather than jdk/jdk.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Best regards, Sergey.

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