(update) Use "default" keyword for default visibility

Adrian Kuhn akuhn at iam.unibe.ch
Tue Mar 24 13:06:07 PDT 2009

On Mar 22, 2009, at 22:35 , Joseph D. Darcy wrote:

> Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
>> Hello.
>> While the lack of an explicit name for the default accessibility in  
>> Java has slightly annoyed me at times over the years, I don't think  
>> it in isolation is such a troublesome issue that a language change  
>> is warranted.
> I've conferred with Alex on this request.  Since the JSR 294 expert  
> group is working on adding a "module" accessibility level to the  
> language, that group is in a good position to weigh the pros and  
> cons of adding an explicit "package" modifier at the same time, a  
> change they are considering.  Therefore, Project Coin should defer  
> the decision on an explicit package modifier to the JSR 294 expert  
> group.

Okay with me.
When I see the innovative ideas submitted since my proposal, which was  
a among the very first ones, I'd prefer manpower to be invested on  
those anyway. There are more valuable coins than my geeky obsession  
with fixing asymmetries in the language definition :)


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