Automatic module names

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Feb 6 18:51:52 UTC 2017

On 06/02/2017 18:25, David M. Lloyd wrote:

> I don't think there is really a substantial increase in risk between 
> manually modularizing a library and relying on automatic modules.
If several projects take on the responsibility to modularize a library 
that they don't maintain then there is no guarantee that they will end 
up with equivalent modules. Static analysis (`jdeps 
--generate-module-info ...`) gets you so far but it often needs a deeper 
understanding of the library to be confident that the module declaration 
that they write for the library is complete. Automatic modules take on 
much of the behavior of a library on the class path so that it's not 
necessary to synthesize everything that an explicit module would declare.


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