Coming Soon: A JSR for small language changes in JDK 7
By darcy on Dec 08, 2008
I'm happy to announce that I'll be leading up Sun's efforts to develop a set of small language changes in JDK 7; we intend to submit a JSR covering those changes during the first half of 2009. However, before the JSR proposal is drafted and submitted to the JCP, we'll first be running a call for proposals so Java community members can submit detailed, thoughtful changes for consideration too. We'll be seeding the discussion with a few proposals we think would improve the language. More information on our proposed changes, guidance for measuring the size of a change, and criteria for judging the desirability of a language change will be coming over the next several weeks.
I've proposed an OpenJDK project to host the discussion of the proposals and potentially some prototype implementations.
So you want to change the Java Programming Language...