CFV: Project Annotations Pipeline 2.0
neugens at redhat.com
Mon Jun 30 18:29:27 UTC 2014
On Fri, 2014-06-27 at 13:45 -0700, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> JDK 8 saw the introduction of three separate language features affecting
> annotations and annotation processing.
> * Annotations on Java Types 
> * Repeating Annotations 
> * Lambda Expressions , which introduced new positions for annotations
> Although these features were developed independently, there is
> non-trivial overlap between them, such as repeated type annotations on a
> parameter type in a lambda expression. In addition, these features all
> have to work well together with existing features such as the Annotation
> Processing API, Language Model API, and javadoc.
> The machinery within javac to handle these features needs to be improved.
> Therefore, I hereby propose the creation of Project Annotations Pipeline
> 2.0 with Joel Borggrén-Franck as the Lead and the Compiler group as the
> sponsoring group.
> In accordance with the OpenJDK guidelines , this project will provide
> a venue to explore improvements to the overall handling of annotations
> within the javac compilation pipeline. The project will be entirely
> focussed on improving the implementation of the existing language and
> API specifications, and is not intended as a venue to change or enhance
> these specifications.
> The initial Reviewers and Committers will be:
> * Jonathan Gibbons
> * Joel Borggrén-Franck
> * Maurizio Cimadamore
> * Eric McCorkle
> * Jan Lahoda
> * Alex Buckley
> Initial Authors will be
> * Werner Dietl
> * Steve Sides
> * Andrey Eremeev
> The project will host the following mailing list for developers:
> * anno-pipeline-dev
> 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
> Annotations Pipeline 2.0 periodically. Similar to Project Lambda, we
> will follow a "commit first, review later" policy, as code will not flow
> directly from the Annotations Pipeline 2.0 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 11, 2014, 5PM PDT.
> Only current OpenJDK Members  are eligible to vote on this
> motion. Votes must be cast in the open on the discuss list.
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>  https://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=308
>  http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/120
>  https://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=335
>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/#new-project
>  http://openjdk.java.net/census#members
>  http://openjdk.java.net/projects/#new-project-vote
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