Proposal: #AutomaticModuleNames

Brian Fox brianf at
Wed Apr 5 17:22:09 UTC 2017

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:32 AM, David M. Lloyd <david.lloyd at>

> I think rather what we'll end up with in the end is that non-trivial
> application builders who want to use Jigsaw will rely almost exclusively on
> build tooling to generate or regenerate "real" descriptors "safely" for
> their application distributions,

I totally agree. The next big popular maven plugin will be the
maven-fix-automodule-hell-plugin due to user demand that without any other
hooks in place will have to resort to modifying 3rd party dependencies to
unwind otherwise messed up default names. It blows my mind that we keep
coming back to the filename as the best default despite all the
alternatives that have been proposed.

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