CFV: Project Valhalla

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Sat Jun 21 01:44:18 UTC 2014

I hereby propose the creation of Project Valhalla with myself as the 
Lead and the HotSpot group as the sponsoring group.

In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines [1], this project will provide 
a venue to explore and incubate advanced Java VM and Language feature 
candidates such as Value Types [2], Generic Specialization [3], enhanced 
volatiles [4] (and possibly other related topics, such as reified generics.)

The initial Reviewers and Committers will be:

* Brian Goetz
* John Rose
* Paul Sandoz
* Maurizio Cimadamore
* Paul Govereau
* Dan Smith
* David Chase
* Mike Duigou
* Vladimir Ivanov
* Albert Noll

The project will host at least the following mailing list:

* valhalla-dev for developers

and may eventually host specification lists if one or more JSRs is 
subsequently created.

The initial source of this project will be based on a clone of a JDK 9
repository.  Changes from the JDK 9 parent will be synced into Valhalla 
periodically.  Similar to Project Lambda, we will follow a "commit 
first, review later" policy, as code will not flow directly from the 
Valhalla repositories into the JDK repositories, but instead will be 
done by a "curated merge" where select changes are extracted into new 
changesets for incorporation into JDK repositories when they are ready 
for inclusion.

Votes are due by July 7, 2014.

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