Draft JEP: Incubating Language and VM Features
alex.buckley at oracle.com
Fri Jan 19 19:52:55 UTC 2018
Many of you are familiar with Incubator Modules from JEP 11. They let us
ship "incubating" APIs in mainline JDK releases so that we can gather
feedback from the largest possible pool of developers.
We've been thinking about the idea of having "incubating" features in
the Java language and the JVM, again with the aim of maximizing
feedback. To be clear, these would be full-fledged features of the Java
SE Platform, in contrast to the JDK-specific nature of incubating APIs.
The draft JEP below explains our thinking. Like JEP 11, it's an
Informational JEP rather than a Feature JEP because it outlines
policy/principles rather than a concrete feature. Your comments are welcome.
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