Alternatives to automatic modules as a concept

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Mar 17 14:20:34 UTC 2017

On 17/03/2017 14:16, David M. Lloyd wrote:

> Hmm, so automatic modules explicitly are going to allow cycles then? 
> How is that going to not hinder migration, if cycles are disallowed 
> once the thing is properly modularized?
Automatic modules are for libraries that have not been migrated. The 
maintainers have to fix their issues as part of migration. When a module 
declaration is synthesized for an automatic module then it only requires 
java.base so it can't be involved in a cycle in the dependency graph.


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