Expounding on #ModuleNameSyntax

David M. Lloyd david.lloyd at redhat.com
Mon Mar 21 14:25:13 UTC 2016

On 03/11/2016 11:42 AM, mark.reinhold at oracle.com wrote:
> 2016/3/2 15:56 -0800, david.lloyd at redhat.com:
>> It seems to me that the syntax requirements presently established for
>> Jigsaw in particular are really specific to the module layer(s) handled
>> by the JDK.  It is easy to imagine containers and other such systems
>> that are provided in their own layers might have different, pre-existing
>> syntax requirement (we have such a situation with our existing module
>> environment, allowing (in some layers) names with hypens, slashes,
>> etc.).  Shouldn't syntax checking of names be a policy decision of the
>> module layer, rather than a global policy?
> New issue: http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jigsaw/spec/issues/#ModuleNameCharacters

In the absence of expert group discussion I am assuming that everyone is 
in agreement that each layer should have complete autonomy in terms of 
module name validation.  If you disagree or have other discussion points 
to raise, please respond ASAP, as silence will be interpreted as 
agreement of the group!


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