JSR-292: Why not java.lang.dyn?

Rémi Forax forax at univ-mlv.fr
Sun Oct 4 11:40:56 UTC 2009

Le 04/10/2009 11:39, Christian Thalinger a écrit :
> On Sat, 2009-10-03 at 23:43 -0500, Paul Benedict wrote:
>> I've always found it a bit perplexing that java.lang was never chosen
>> for the parent package of the Dynamic API. Why is that? Dynamic types
>> are now "part of the language" as proven by spec itself and exotic
>> identifiers. Will this be reconsidered?
> [I'm forwarding this question to mlvm-dev.]
> I think John Rose or another member of the EG should have an answer to
> this.
> -- Christian

java.lang => Java the language (not the platform)

Exotic identifiers and MethodHandle.invoke calling rules in Java (the 
are not part of the JSR292 spec.
JSR 292 => method handle API for any (dynamic?) language

So why java.dyn API should be a 'part' of java.lang ?


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