Spec mailing lists

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at oracle.com
Thu Aug 7 23:08:37 UTC 2014

The jls-jvms-spec-comments list has been created.

It's a little unfortunate that the printed JLS8 and JVMS8 books 
advertise jls-comments_ww and jvms-comments_ww. Still, I believe most 
readers view the specs online, so I will update the HTML and PDF 
versions later this year to advertise jls-jvms-spec-comments instead. At 
that time I will disable the old aliases.


On 7/31/2014 3:33 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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