Java SE JSR 250 annotations module renamed to

Remi Forax forax at
Wed Feb 15 11:43:39 UTC 2017

I agree.


On February 15, 2017 12:52:53 AM GMT+01:00, mark.reinhold at wrote:
>2017/2/13 9:17:47 -0800, Guillaume Smet <guillaume at>:
>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM, alan.bateman at wrote:
>>> On 13/02/2017 16:58, Guillaume Smet wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 5:12 PM, alan.bateman at wrote:
>>>>> I agree that @Generated is awkward but I haven't suggested
>removing it.
>>>> What do you suggest then? As far as I understood you, you were
>>>> removing the module in Java 10 so the @Generated annotation would
>also be
>>>> gone? Or did I misunderstand?
>>> That is the proposal. If it goes ahead then it means that tools that
>>> on these annotations in the JDK would need to deploy the standalone
>>> on the class path or as a module on the module path.
>> Yeah, so basically, it would end up with
>> .
>> I don't think it's the best possible outcome for this useful
>I agree.
>The `@Generated` annotation falls outside the original charter of the
>`java.lang.annotation` package, which was meant for annotations that
>directly support the language's annotation facility, but we already
>added `@Native` in SE 8, so let's add `@Generated` in SE 9 as David
>suggests and encourage people to use it when running on this and later
>The fact that `@Generated` is so widely used is new information to some
>of us, so thanks for bringing it up.
>- Mark

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