[Isolate-interest] Isolate: Generics and autoboxing considered
dl at cs.oswego.edu
Wed May 25 11:47:32 EDT 2005
Bill Foote wrote:
> Through what mechanism? Another JSR?
> This seems rather heavyweight, and likely to delay
> (or even prevent) use of the Isolate JSR.
> It would be much more valuable, and less expensive, if
> it were self-sufficient in this regard, and directly
> applicable to Personal Basis Profile and CDC in general without
> requiring a new JSR, or other specification activity.
> This is not a technical problem - the mappings are easy enough.
> It's a business/political issue, but one that's quite easy to
> solve in the text of the Isolate JSR itself.
Probably the best way to do this would be for someone to get a copy of
the sources that generated the specs, and then hack at it until it
passes a J2ME compiler (just stubbing out implementations), and
then claim that this IS the J2ME spec. We could go through
whatever process necessary to bless this (maybe even requiring
a new JSR but probably not). While there are a bunch of small
decisions to be made about how to back-translate 1.5 usages,
all that I know are the form: pick any one of the reasonable
options. And so all we need is for someone to do this.
(Hint: Bill -- I think it might be faster for you to do this than
to argue about it :-)
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