Version-string schemes for the Java SE Platform and the JDK

Andrew Haley aph at
Thu Oct 26 09:02:03 UTC 2017

On 26/10/17 09:19, Dave Franken wrote:
> My proposal is that there should be some restraint in adding backwards incompatible features in non-LTS releases, for instance local type inference (JEP 286) and value types (project Valhalla).

That's a bad idea.  It'd be extremely useful to bake anew language
features for some time before committing them to a LTS release.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
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