Peter jini at zeus.net.au
Sat Jun 23 01:51:08 UTC 2018

Will a JEP be created for general data in constant pools?

CONSTANT_Bytes - tag byte 2
CONSTANT_Group - tag byte 13

The attraction of allowing general data in constant pools, is that it 
may stabilise the constant pool, there have been a number of additions 
to the constant pool since Java 8 and this feature, while adding two 
more constants, reduces future need or motivation for growing the 
constant pool.

It's my understanding that Java 11 will be a long term support release, 
like Java 8.   Will this be added in Java 12?



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