An impassioned plea on version numbers

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Thu Oct 19 15:10:19 UTC 2017

2017/9/25 6:56:51 -0700, mark.reinhold at
> 2017/9/22 11:04:05 -0700, Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne at>:
>> While I am super happy to see Java 9 released I remain strongly opposed to
>> the proposed version number scheme from now on. Here is why:
>> ...
> Thanks for your impassioned plea.  You make some reasonable arguments.
> I'll reply at length after JavaOne.

I've replied over on the jdk-dev list:

I suggest we continue the discussion there, rather than here.

- Mark

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