Proposal: #CustomizableAutomaticModuleNameMapping

David M. Lloyd david.lloyd at
Wed Jun 29 15:08:40 UTC 2016

On 06/28/2016 04:23 PM, Mark Reinhold wrote:
> Issue summary
> -------------
>    #CustomizableAutomaticModuleNameMapping --- Provide a means to
>    customize the algorithm that computes the names and version strings
>    of automatic modules. [1]
> Proposal
> --------
> Extend the `java.lang.module.ModuleDescriptor.Builder` API so that it
> can be used to create automatic as well as explicit modules.  This will
> allow a container application to use a custom `ModuleFinder` to manage
> the mapping from artifact names to module names, version strings, and
> so forth.

Could you please clarify how, after this change, an automatic module 
would be different from a regular module, from the perspective of any 
code which is using the descriptor Builder API?


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