Migrating the primitive boxes to values

Ryan Schmitt rschmitt at pobox.com
Fri Jan 25 22:57:32 UTC 2019

Is there data to suggest that this breakage would be more painful than,
say, the removal of sun.misc.BASE64Encoder? (Assuming that's even a
relevant comparison.)

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 10:15 AM Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com>

> Which brings me to my real point: if we go the latter route, when a big
> legacy customer with a big legacy codebase has their code broken by
> this, what happens next?  I know its really easy to say that we'll tell
> them they were making a mistake for 22 years and their bad behavior
> finally caught up with them, but this answer is rarely well received in
> reality.

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