RFR (L) 8037210: Get rid of char-based descriptions 'J' of basic types

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Fri Apr 4 04:44:49 UTC 2014

On Apr 3, 2014, at 6:33 PM, Christian Thalinger <christian.thalinger at oracle.com> wrote:

> Of course they are popular because these are the type names.  There is no type L; it’s an object.  I don’t understand why we have to use different names just because they are used in other namespaces.  This is not a C define.

They stand for JVM signatures as well as basic types.  The letters are signature letters.  Can we move on from this?

— John

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