Changes to ct.sym in JDK 12

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Mon Dec 10 05:41:09 UTC 2018


This is better discussed on compiler-dev.

It's about consistency, and better supporting the historical modular 

-- Jon

On 12/9/18 9:24 PM, Jayaprakash Artanareeswaran wrote:
> Hello experts,
>    I see that the ct.sym has been restructured in JDK 12. Specifically, I am curious about the fact that even for non modular releases such as 7 and 8, I see the classes being placed inside their respective modules.
> Is it just about consistency? Are the modules always ignored or is there a scenario where the modular structure will be useful?
> Sorry if this was discussed already, but I couldn't find much about this particular change.
> Regards,
> Jay

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