temporary alternative IDE-compatible annotation for "value" keyword

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Fri Mar 29 16:26:06 UTC 2019

Mikael Vidstedt observed to me the other day that
he had a nice time experimenting with the "codes
like a class" aspect of value types.  He noticed one
thing that seems like a possible RFE to javac for
the experimental phase:  If the javac parser were
to accept "@__value__" as a *temporary* alias
for the "value" quasi-keyword, then various IDEs 
would be able to process the syntax more easily.

Here's a tracking issue for this:

— John

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