<i18n dev> [12] RFR: 8212941: Loosen the range of JapaneseEra

joe darcy joe.darcy at oracle.com
Fri Oct 26 22:00:14 UTC 2018

Hi Naoto,

I'd like to see a bit some discussion up front about the expected 
evolution of this class.

For example, "once an era is defined, subsequent versions of the API 
will add a constant for it. etc. Eras are expected to have consecutive 
integers associated with them, etc. "

Once a formal name is added for the new era, will that value be serial 
equivalent to the current new era value being used in the class? 
Basically, is the name or the int value the basis of the serial identity 
of a JapaneseEra object?



On 10/26/2018 2:00 PM, naoto.sato at oracle.com wrote:
> Hello,
> Please review the fix to the following issue:
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8212941
> The proposed fix and CSR (not approved yet) are located at:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~naoto/8212941/webrev.02/
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8212942
> This change is intended to loosen the spec of JapaneseEra so that 
> later era additions won't require unnecessary spec changes. This is 
> particularly important for the maintenance releases.
> Naoto

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