Spec mailing lists

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Fri Aug 1 16:32:58 UTC 2014


Sounds good. Go for it!

-- Jon

On 07/31/2014 03:33 PM, Alex Buckley wrote:
> Jon,
> Readers of The Java Language Specification and The JVM Specification 
> can presently send feedback about errors, omissions, and ambiguities 
> in each spec to jls-comments_ww at oracle.com and 
> jvms-comments_ww at oracle.com.
> While this is a useful alternative to filing spec bugs at 
> bugs.java.com, it is still rather unsatisfactory because the addresses 
> go to private mailboxes. This makes it difficult for engineers to 
> discuss the feedback, and there is no public archive.
> I would like to request that the Compiler Group sponsors a mailing list:
>   jls-jvms-spec-comments at openjdk.java.net
> where anyone can send feedback about either spec, and where Oracle 
> engineers who maintain the specs can discuss the best course of 
> action. Some particulars:
> 1. Anyone can post to the list without subscribing. All posts will be 
> held for moderation. An on-topic post might, say, claim that a rule in 
> the JLS performs an incomplete case analysis, or note a problem with 
> the files at http://docs.oracle.com/javase/specs/. An off-topic post, 
> such as a proposal for a new Java language feature, would be discarded.
> 2. The initial subscribers will be myself and Dan Smith. Where we use 
> the list to discuss a piece of feedback, we will cc the original poster.
> 3. The list will be licensed under comment-and-evaluation terms, and 
> publicly archived at http://mail.openjdk.java.net/mailman/listinfo.
> 4. The list is preferred to various JSR lists that were used to 
> specify Java SE 8 and are still occasionally used to raise spec issues 
> (eventually they will be disabled) :
>   lambda-spec-{experts,observers,comments}
>   type-annotations-spec-{experts,observers,comments}
>   enhanced-metadata-spec-discuss
> Alex

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