Revised proposal for #AutomaticModuleNames

Brian Fox brianf at
Fri May 5 21:14:49 UTC 2017

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:41 AM, <mark.reinhold at> wrote:

> I suspect what you really mean is "Never publish JARs that refer to
> automatic modules that do not have `Automatic-Module-Name` attributes".
> In general that's good advice.

+1 For me, the point of the attribute was to allow an intermediate step.

> It might even be reasonable for managers
> of artifact repositories to insist upon it, although I now understand
> that that could be problematic for a repository as popular as Maven
> Central.

We can look at encouraging it from the Maven side at least. Hard stops on
the repo can be a challenge as described previously.

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