Review/comment needed for the new public java.util.Base64 class

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Thu Oct 11 08:05:04 UTC 2012

On 11/10/2012 04:15, Xueming Shen wrote:
> There is no plan yet. The sun.misc.BASE64En/Decoder should already 
> trigger a compiler
> warning for it's a sun private API. @Deprecated annotation might be a 
> good fit.
> -Sherman
Yes, I think we should deprecate them. The other thing suggested in the 
JEP is that we would also look usages in the JDK, also other 
implementations (as there are many) to see if they can be retired. This 
can of course be done later. It also an opportunity for contributions, 
say for example someone might like to look at java.util.prefs to retire 
the implementation there. Another one that might be able to retire is 
the implementation in the 
class and there are others.


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