Call for Discussion: Project proposal: Greenfields

Aleksey Shipilev shade at
Fri Apr 1 08:57:27 UTC 2022

On 4/1/22 07:51, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> I therefore propose we start Project Greenfield, which will research the
> reintroduction of Green Threads, and study how much pesticide and
> fertilizer use will rise due to Project Loom. Project Greenfields will
> also develop prototypes to lower pesticide, fertilizer, and water use
> for Java programs that need to create millions of threads.

While the project suggestion looks interesting, there is, unfortunately, a nearly fatal flaw in it.

The flaw is right in the name: Greenfield is the registered brand name for tea, which clashes with 
Java coffee branding that generates billions in coffee companies partnership revenues. There are 
also minor ripple effects, for example, Java Class Format magic numbers, which should then be 
changed to 0xTEAABABE, yielding the plainly illegal hexadecimal value.

Switching the ecosystem-wide preference for beverages should be discussed at and unanimously voted 
by JCP (Java Coffee Professionals). The implications for LTS (ooLong Tea Sommeliers) projects would 
have to be investigated as well.


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