java.bytecode (or similar) module?

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at
Tue Nov 14 08:39:51 UTC 2017

On 14.11.2017 08:36, Fridrich Strba wrote:
> This was actually something puzzling me in the whole versioning
> discussion: why on the earth increasing every 6 months a language source
> and target levels unless some new features require it. Especially if the
> version has 4 digits and one could intelligently use them. But did not
> want to add my grain of salt into the cacophony.

It should be simpler to increase them on a regular cadence.

That way, everyone can plan for it, and have about 6 months to adjust. 
In the opportunistic case, it could be a much shorter runway if a 
language or VM change requiring class file format changes and 
consecutively a bump in the language/class file versions comes in late 
during the development of a new release.

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