Modularity in Java SE 8
SPOOLE at uk.ibm.com
Fri Sep 14 14:00:53 PDT 2012
IBM agrees with the deferral of full runtime modularity support to Java 9.
However we would still like to see visible progress during Java 8
timescales over defining the metadata format and starting to define module
boundaries, via a broader participation in OpenJDK as well as creation of
a modularity JSR. We all agree that modularity will be a disruptive
technology, so taking actions early that start to guide developers into
the modular world will be beneficial. We should not assume that it can be
achieved over a single release. Runtime enforcement can wait for Java 9
but other changes and definitions can and should continue in Java 8.
From: mark.reinhold at oracle.com
To: java-se-8-spec-experts at openjdk.java.net,
Date: 06/09/2012 23:08
Subject: Re: Modularity in Java SE 8
Sent by: java-se-8-spec-experts-bounces at openjdk.java.net
2012/7/17 8:57 -0700, mark.reinhold at oracle.com:
> I therefore propose to defer the addition of a module system and the
> modularization of the Platform to Java SE 9. This is by no means a
> pleasant choice, but I think it's preferable to delaying Java SE 8 until
> the modularity work is complete.
I'd like to reach a decision on this issue by this time next week
EG members -- Please indicate your agreement or disagreement with this
proposal, or else explain what further information or discussion you
think is needed.
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