Follow-up question on new proposals for #ResourceEncapsulation & #ClassFilesAsResources

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Wed Sep 21 20:50:04 UTC 2016

On 21/09/2016 12:48, Martin Lehmann wrote:

> :
> But with the new module system, classes on the unnamed package are no longer
> allowed. The compiler rejects them with "error: unnamed package is not
> allowed in named modules".
> I am wondering what's going to happen with resources on the "unnamed path",
> so to say.
> It's not uncommon that resources like a "" are put and
> searched on the top-level path - i.e. the equivalent of the unnamed (class)
> package.
> What will happen to that at compile time (probably nothing?), at packaging
> time (jar does complain?) and at runtime?
Resources in the "top-level directory" aren't encapsulated (as a module 
module can't contain types in the unnamed package as you noted) so no 
issue when compiling, packaging or at runtime.


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