Private APIs not usable in Java 9?

Robert Krüger krueger at
Thu Apr 9 05:54:09 UTC 2015

On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 9:59 PM, Tomas Mikula <tomas.mikula at> wrote:

> >Should I rely now on all of those fixes
> > to be backported to 8?
> Why do you need them to be backported to 8? Just having them fixed in
> 9 should be fine, no? (keeping the private workarounds for 8)
> It was a response to the point that I could live with Java 8 for a few
more years if I needed private workarounds. Of course, in theory, if all of
them get fixed in 9 I am fine, but if there is a period of time where half
of them are fixed in 9 and the other half can only be worked around on 8,
what do I do with my product?

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