Automatic module names

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Feb 3 17:42:49 UTC 2017

On 03/02/2017 16:42, David M. Lloyd wrote:

> :
> Sure, but the set of JARs you can't rewrite is really pretty spare. 

I've no doubt that many people would be uncomfortable taking 
responsibility to modularize a component that they don't maintain or 
have full knowledge of. In the early exploration phase of Project Jigsaw 
then we have some basic tooling to help with exactly that approach but 
it has long been left behind. One reason is that potential for anarchy 
with several people converting the same library to a module. You might 
not like automatic modules but at least the module descriptors that are 
derived are very predictable (including the name).


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