Alex.Buckley at Sun.COM
Mon Jan 26 23:26:49 EST 2009
I will imminently send 1) a statement of the problems Sun would like to
solve in modular development, and 2) a set of requirements concerned
with these problems that lay out Sun's interest in language work.
Overall, I would like to have an EDR by mid-April and a reference
implementation by mid-May at the latest. The RI in Sun's javac and JVM
will connect to the Jigsaw module system shortly to appear in OpenJDK.
The compiler/JVM interface to a module system is in scope for 294 and I
hope to discuss that as soon as the language requirements are done.
Hopefully the language requirements will only take a couple of weeks. (I
will be out-of-office Feb 5-12 for FOSDEM and other travel.)
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