Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

Oracle has a plan to make Java 9 migration easier

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It will be easier to migrate code to the planned Java 9 release, due in late July, if the committee that manages Java approves a proposal just made by Oracle to better accommodate modularity, the key new feature in Java 9. Oracle made the proposal following strong opposition to its modularization plans from the Java community.

In a proposal floated Thursday, Mark Reinhold, Oracle’s chief Java architect, said strong encapsulation of JDK-internal APIs has caused worries that code that works on JDK 8 will not work on JDK 9 and that no advance warning of this was given in JDK 8. “To help the entire ecosystem migrate to the modular Java platform at a more relaxed pace, I hereby propose to allow illegal reflective access from code on the class path by default in JDK 9, and to disallow it in a future release,” he said.

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May 23, 2017 at 08:04PM

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