New candidate JEP: 402: Unify the Basic Primitives with Objects (Preview)

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Wed Mar 17 21:49:45 UTC 2021

  Summary: Unify the basic primitives (int, double, etc.) with objects by
  modeling the basic primitive values as instances of primitive classes
  (introduced by JEP 401) and repurposing the wrapper class declarations
  to act as the basic primitives' class declarations.  As a result
  of this change, all Java values will be objects.  This is a preview
  language and VM feature.

- Mark

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