Updating JDK libraries to use Project Coin features
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Dec 16 09:14:11 PST 2010
Joe Darcy wrote:
> Yes, we plan to keep at least the javac portions of the langtools
> repository buildable with JDK 6 for just such bootstrapping reasons.
> For some time, we've had the constraint that javac in JDK (N+1) is
> buildable with JDK N, which precludes use of new language features and
> direct use of new libraries (reflection can be used for dynamic
> lookups of course).
Also, Jon Gibbons has a blog entry on this topic which might be useful:
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