[jsr294-modularity-eg] JSR 294 expert group draft
Alex.Buckley at Sun.COM
Wed Oct 31 11:07:18 EDT 2007
Doug Lea wrote:
> Sorry I'm running late getting through these.
> I'm impressed with all of the hard work it must have taken
> just finding the JLS, JVMS, and core API items that required changing!
> A couple of general questions for now:
> * What is your intent for resolving the embedded questions
> in the classfile specs? -- mainly Pack200, limits on exported symbols.
> Would it help to invite someone like Bill Pugh (who was on JSR200)
> to become involved?
Those questions are the basis of the open issues list which will be part
of the EDR documents. On limits for exported types, I lean towards the
alternative storage scheme. Pack200 is probably worth investigating once
more of the RI is done and we have played around with superpackaging the
> * It's nearly impossible to predict if any little mistakes or
> unforeseen consequences crept in to resolution, class loading, etc
> specs. Which makes testing (TCK tests and others) soon a high
> priority, before these get baked in. What are your plans?
I am happy to say that we have an engineer assigned to help with the
TCK, and he is currently studying the spec. I expect the VM
implementation and tests will develop at roughly the same time, and
probably in time for the next EDR.
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