[PATCH]: javac N with jdk N-1
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Fri Apr 4 21:45:27 UTC 2014
On 04/03/2014 12:51 PM, Liam Miller-Cushon wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Remi Forax <forax at univ-mlv.fr
> <mailto:forax at univ-mlv.fr>> wrote:
> javac9 ??
> I was thinking it was about running javac8 with jdk7 and not
> javac9 with jdk7,
> I have no problem with the former but I'm strongly against the later,
> there are several parts of javac that can be simplified by using
> lambdas instead of inner classes
> so javac9 should not have a dependency on JRE n-2.
> Sorry, I was unclear - my proposal is still to allow javac N on jdk
> N-1, where the specific N I'm interested in is 8. I understand that
> the javac 9 code base will start using java 8 language features.
> The fact that the patch would currently allow javac9 to run on jdk7 is
> just an artifact of javac9 not yet having diverged very far from javac8.
> I guess my patch should target 8u directly, rather than going into 9
> and being backported?
Generally, fixes go to 9 first, and are then backported. I don't see a
compelling need to deviate from that policy in this case.
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