Proposal: #CustomizableAutomaticModuleNameMapping

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Thu Jun 30 21:45:31 UTC 2016

2016/6/30 4:30:07 -0700, david.lloyd at
> On 06/29/2016 07:03 PM, mark.reinhold at wrote:
>> 2016/6/29 8:08:40 -0700, david.lloyd at
>>> 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`.
> Yeah, I get that, but I mean when looking at the final built module.  I 
> assumed that to be implied since building the descriptor is useless if 
> you don't make a module out of it.  Are automatic modules substantially 
> different from regular modules in any way?  If not, is there a reason to 
> continue to have them?

- Mark

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