RFR:JDK-8198749 Translation of value constructors in classic constructor notation

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Fri Jul 13 07:52:37 UTC 2018

I upvoted it. Don’t let it derail more important work, though!

> On Jul 12, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Srikanth <srikanth.adayapalam at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On Thursday 12 July 2018 08:47 AM, John Rose wrote:
>> On Jul 11, 2018, at 6:08 PM, Brian Goetz <Brian.Goetz at Oracle.COM> wrote:
>>>> I think we will end up with some user-level syntax for referring to a VT's
>>>> default value by name.  Something like `` VT.default ``.  It would compile
>>>> directly to a defaultvalue instruction.  Perhaps via a tree that strongly
>>>> resembles a global constant reference in VT.  Hmm, nice how all that
>>>> hangs together…
>>> T.default is what we used in Model 3.
>> Yeah; I think it's probably safe to add to current prototypes.
>> Not hard to change if we decide to do something else later.
> If that is a definite requirement, please say so on https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8207168
> and I will follow up.
> Thanks
> Srikanth

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