Alternatives for naming automatic modules, and a proposal (#AutomaticModuleNames)

Brian Fox brianf at
Tue Apr 25 14:15:19 UTC 2017

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 9:10 AM, David M. Lloyd <david.lloyd at>

> I agree with everything except for this last point.  I think that, given
> the amount of evangelism over the past 5 or so years, people will adopt
> JPMS whether or not it is a fit for their use case.  Different shops will
> use different tooling in different ways to work around these problems; I
> expect that automatic modules will probably be mostly ignored except for
> "hello world" type cases in any event though.

How would shops do this if everything they need from the ecosystem is
itself unmodularized? Maybe app authors will do so and take the pain
begrudgingly, but all the libraries that make Java such a powerful
ecosystem probably won't because they'll be caught between downstream and
upstream users.

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