Proposal: #CustomizableAutomaticModuleNameMapping

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Thu Jun 30 00:03:08 UTC 2016

2016/6/29 8:08:40 -0700, david.lloyd at
> On 06/28/2016 04:23 PM, Mark Reinhold wrote:
>> ...
>> 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?

The `isAutomatic()` method of an explicitly-built automatic
`ModuleDescriptor` instance will return `true`.

- Mark

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