RFA: 8030848: Collections.sort(List l, Comparator) should defer to List.sort(Comparator )

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Thu Jan 23 20:54:39 UTC 2014

We should ensure that online docs are refreshed when 8u20 is released 
then. Hopefully a note in release notes can also be added on the off 
chance that someone could run into an issue with this change.

No need to create a backport ID Paul. HGupdater will trigger one when 
the push is detected. Approved for jdk8u-dev.


On 22/01/2014 16:15, Paul Sandoz wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2014, at 4:33 PM, Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:
>> review thread on core-libs : http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2014-January/024320.html
>> Paul,
>> this one concerns me somewhat. It looks like a possible behavioural change (albeit very unlikely) for JDK 8u as per bug comments and review thread. I know you're between a rock and a hard place on this one. JDK 8 FCS is the right place to fix this. Is JDK 8 release team totally against taking this fix ?
> Unfortunately that is currently the case. (The barrier to get code in 8 has been raised significantly.)
> I am OK with the release teams decision. I think the risk is likely minimal if we aim for 8u20:
> - thankfully the duration between 8 and 8u20 will be much smaller than that between 8u20 and 9; and
> - it's often the case for a major release to be followed up relatively quickly by a minor release ironing out issues. (How many times have you delayed upgrading something to a major release until it has a few additional minor releases under its belt?)
> Paul.

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