RFR: 8168010: Deprecate obsolete launcher -d32/-d64 options

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Thu Oct 27 20:43:33 UTC 2016

On 27/10/2016 6:03 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 27/10/2016 02:20, Kumar Srinivasan wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Please review enclosed fix for:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8168010
>> Based on this discussion,
>> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk9-dev/2016-September/004934.html
>> these options are slated for deprecation, only at the documentation
>> level,
>> and will continue to operate with no perceivable behavior change, in
>> JDK9.
> This looks okay to me although I've no doubt that it will go unnoticed
> until the options are actually removed.

Right! The whole point of deprecation is to make it very clear something 
is going away so people stop using it. I thought the consensus from 
previous discussion was to deprecate in 9 and issue a warning. And yes 
that still requires changes to the tests, but so be it. Simply 
documenting deprecation in the help text is not really deprecating it!


> -Alan

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