<AWT Dev>  Review Request: 8210692 The "com.sun.awt.SecurityWarning" class can be dropped
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sun Sep 16 07:48:57 UTC 2018
On 15/09/2018 22:00, Philip Race wrote:
> It was exported in the past .. and it was publicly documented ..
> .. so I think Sergey was correct in his "JDK" scope.
> Implementation would be for something entirely internal.
I think Sergey's changes are okay.
The main issue with com.sun.awt API is that it tried to be both an
exported and internal/unsupported API at the same time (it's javadoc
reads "This class is an implementation detail and only meant for limited
use outside of the core platform"). This doesn't work for modules. In
addition the design principles in JEP 200 make it clear that standard
modules should not export a non-standard package to all modules. If
there has been extensive use of this API then I could imagine it being
refactored and moved into a JDK-specific module but there was little
evidence of usage. So where we ended up in JDK 9 is that the API is not
exported. This means, as Mandy hinted, you can't compile against this
API (at least not without --add-exports to the compiler). Existing code
using this API will continue to run on JDK 9, 10, 11 or until the
java.desktop module is fully encapsulated or the SecurityWarning class
is removed. Sergey got there first.
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