Libraries updates for extensions methods
daniel.latremoliere at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 14:50:14 PDT 2012
Le 13/08/2012 16:31, Brian Goetz a écrit :
> We're planning to introduce default methods to selected existing JDK
> classes on a resources-available basis. An update of "all relevant
> JDK libraries", however, would be a massive effort, and is not
> currently resourced by Oracle. (But OpenJDK is an open-source
> project, so others like yourself might be inclined towards such work.)
> I'm not an expert on DOM, but some of the examples you provide -- for
> example, default implementations throwing exceptions for "optional"
> methods -- seem like typical intended use cases for default methods.
> (For example, we'll add a default to Iterator.remove that throws UOE.)
OK understood, but not interested myself given legal part.
Honestly, after first reading, OCA seems mostly readable and not fully
bad, even given european intellectual property. But text of OCA and
circumlocutions in FAQ seems dangerous, in my opinion, on rights to give
same changes to others projects without risks for them to be sued by
Oracle.Oracle ask clearly for more than a simple license on code given
by contributor (contrary to Apache by example).
Given DOM API are managed by W3C, even if copied in OpenJDK repository
with an Oracle-licensed javadoc added, I will see if I can do something
on W3C side but without real hope (currently WebIDL  used for
creating these interfaces does not have implementation: these parts are
only in text-written specifications ).
Then, honestly, I will let this small task to someone other than me.
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