OpenJDK 8 + lambdas build for OS X
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Thu Nov 17 13:35:56 PST 2011
> My understanding is that lambdas are currently a separate hg forest
> (to allow the lambdas team to go faster), and that the team will be
> bringing code across from lambdas into jdk8 mainline, and then
> So it may not be possible to build a combined jdk8 + lambdas at the
> moment. (Brian, please correct me if I'm wrong).
But, the changes in the lambda forest are almost exclusively to the compiler and adding new library classes; we pull from jdk8 to lambda regularly. No Hotspot changes, or changes to existing libraries. So such a merge should be quite practical.
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