Draft language spec for JEP 355: Text Blocks

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Mon May 20 23:46:06 UTC 2019

I wonder if we want to be cagey about committing to interning, which is another way to say we must translate too a constant string info. In the future, alternate condy- based representations may seem desirable and we don’t want to be painted into a translation by overspecification.  

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> On May 20, 2019, at 7:08 PM, Alex Buckley <alex.buckley at oracle.com> wrote:
> Please see http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~abuckley/jep355/text-blocks-jls.html for JLS changes that align with the JEP.
> Text blocks compile to the same class file construct as string literals, namely CONSTANT_String_info entries in the constant pool. Helpfully, the JVMS is already agnostic about the origin of a CONSTANT_String_info, making no reference to "string literals". Therefore, there are no JVMS changes for text blocks, save for a tiny clarification w.r.t. annotation elements.
> Alex

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