JEP proposed to target JDK 11: 330: Launch Single-File Source-Code Programs
adinn at redhat.com
Thu May 24 07:24:19 UTC 2018
On 24/05/18 01:41, Brian Goetz wrote:
>> Before we 'retrace' may I ask: was that meant to be 5% or 50%?
> I did mean 5%. The small number was not intended to minimize Roman's
> concern, but to minimize the place of the shebang feature in this JEP
Ah, ok, got it now. I agree this issue is small beer (not to say I would
be happy if 5% was omitted from my pint :-).
> OK, let me explain the sense of "retrace" here.
> . . .
Thank you for a clear and full exposition. Also thanks to Jon for his input.
> So, what can be done here? We could:
> - move forward with the feature, as is.
> - clarify the distinction between "Java source file" and "script
> containing Java", and tweak accordingly, as Jon suggests.
> - drop the JEP entirely.
> - drop the shebang support and keep the rest.
I like Jon's suggestion but I am happy to leave others to make a more
informed decision than I believe I can offer.
> What does not seem like a reasonable choice is to turn the Java Language
> into a platform-dependent thing, for all the reasons Jon mentioned, and
I'm absolutely in agreement with that sentiment.
>> I am afraid that adopting pejorative terms like 'infecting' doesn't
>> really make your case stronger.
> I'm sorry if you were offended by my use of this term. I take the Java
> Language very seriously, and defend its boundaries vigorously!
No offence was taken. I was merely concerned that this choice of words
was reducing rather than increasing the impact of your case. Your reply
has resolved that concern.
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