Proposal: JDK-8231640 - (prop) Canonical property storage

Jaikiran Pai jai.forums2013 at
Sat Sep 4 15:27:27 UTC 2021

On 29/08/21 6:41 pm, Jaikiran Pai wrote:
> On 28/08/21 8:46 pm, Alan Bateman wrote:
>> On 28/08/2021 05:45, Jaikiran Pai wrote:
>>> I hadn't considered the system property approach to switch to old 
>>> behaviour in my proposals, so this is a very good input and I 
>>> personally think the most logical proposals so far.
>> Roger may be right that few would care but it would be changing 
>> behavior that goes back to JDK 1.0. In your list (and thanks for 
>> writing down the options with pros/cons) then your 1a where 
>> SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH changes to write the epoch date rather than the 
>> current date seems to be most consistent with other tools and the 
>> wider eco system. It seems the least disruptive in that it doesn't 
>> change existing behavior and would be opt-in when reproducibility is 
>> required.
> In that case, I will start work along these lines.

I've now opened a PR with these 
proposed changes.


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