Process to add some default methods to javax.naming.Context?

Laird Nelson ljnelson at
Thu Oct 13 17:14:48 UTC 2016

Hello; I am new to this mailing list and its conventions; if I misstep I am
happy to be pointed in the right direction.  I was directed here by Mark

Disclaimer in case it matters: I work for Oracle.

I have long wanted there to be methods in javax.naming.Context like the

// typed from memory off the cuff
default <T> T lookup(final String name, final Class<T> type) {
  return type.cast(this.lookup(name));
// do similar things for other lookup* methods here

What would be the steps I would next need to take to help with this?

Thanks in advance for help, time and guidance,

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