JEP 213: Milling Project Coin

Benji Weber javac at
Sat Oct 18 13:26:16 UTC 2014

OK. Thanks for explaining :)
On 18 Oct 2014 14:24, "Brian Goetz" <brian.goetz at> wrote:

> Is it worth reconsidering?
> No, this decision is made, and I see no compelling reason to reconsider --
> and the points you make here are not new input (in fact, many the points
> you make were central to the decision to remove it!)
> I'll just say that most of the reasons we have for for removing it are
> completely aligned with your motivations for wanting to keeping it -- we
> have bigger, better plans for _, that are more consistent with how it is
> used in other languages, but that are inconsistent with its use as an
> identifier.
> If we could have outlawed it as an identifier outright in 8, we could have
> done some of these things in 8 -- but we couldn't, so there's a window
> where you have to live with less now to get more later.  Sorry.
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