What happened to ModuleClassLoader?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Tue May 16 10:06:46 UTC 2017

On 16/05/2017 09:50, Peter Levart wrote:

> :
> If I remember correctly, there was a phase in jigsaw development when 
> there was a class named ModuleClassLoader. 
There was although it was replaced in 2015.

> :
> Above two utility methods (defineModulesWithOneLoader and 
> defineModulesWithManyLoaders) could then be just special cases:
> defineModulesWithLoaderPerSubset(..., mn -> true); // equivalent to 
> defineModulesWithOneLoader(...)
> defineModulesWithLoaderPerSubset(..., mn -> mn); // equivalent to 
> defineModulesWithManyLoaders(...)
> What do you think?
My personal view is that we should keep the complexity out of the API. 
If super advanced users want to use their own class loaders to load 
modules then they can do so with the defineModules. Yes, this does mean 
that anyone doing this needs to know how to translate readability and 
exports into delegation but it's a small/advanced group I think.


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