Updating JDK libraries to use Project Coin features
neil.richards at ngmr.net
Thu Dec 16 08:57:37 PST 2010
On 15 December 2010 01:34, Joe Darcy <joe.darcy at oracle.com> wrote:
> The JDK 7 build has been using -source 7 for some time, but to date use of
> new language features has been informal and incidental. Supporting Project
> Coin and JSR 334, Stuart Marks will be leading a "minting" exercise over the
> JDK code base to systematically update the JDK libraries to take advantage
> of the Project Coin language features. Efforts will be focused on the src
> and test portions of the jdk repository of the JDK 7 forest.  The first
> features to be rolled into the code will be diamond and strings in switch.
It would be really great if the compiler code remains able to be built
using a Java 6 bootstrap.
(So that everyone's build environment doesn't become reliant on
pre-FCS quality code).
Are the ways or plans to identify which classes are required by the
compiler code, and so which should not be included in the "minting"
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