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

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Mar 3 09:26:44 UTC 2020

On 3/2/20 10:46 PM, Volker Simonis wrote:

> As lead of the 8 and 11 update projects you probably know best, if this fix
> will eventually be considered for backporting and choose your means wisely
> :)

Yeah, I know. Srsly. :-)

But one of the few things of which I am certain is that we must not
allow the needs of backporting to determine the future of Java. That's
the way of staying in the past.

As Patrick Head put it, “Some people tell me that Formula 1 would be
better if the drivers still used stick shifts, but that’s a bit like
saying, 'isn’t it a pity we don’t still walk around in clogs!'”

Andrew Haley  (he/him)
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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