JLS tweaks

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at oracle.com
Mon Mar 31 21:01:17 UTC 2014

On 3/31/2014 1:45 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> - It would be good if there was a permanent mailing list (and bug
> category) for specification changes (JLS and JVMS) instead of spinning
> up a mailing list only for major features.

Please distinguish "specification changes" from "language/VM changes":

- "specification changes" concern changes in the text of the JLS and 
JVMS. There have long been aliases for feedback about errors, omissions, 
and ambiguities in the text - see [1] and [2] for the most recent info. 
There has long been a bug category too - recall 
"java/java/specification" in Bugtraq, now "specification" in JBS. People 
use these channels all the time.

- "language/VM changes" concern changes in the design of the Java 
language and abstract JVM. compiler-dev, hotspot-dev, and their 
associated JBS components are assuredly not the right place.


[1] http://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jls/se8/html/jls-1.html#jls-1.5
[2] http://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/jvms/se8/html/jvms-1.html#jvms-1.5

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