JDK 7 Milestone 5
By mr on Nov 13, 2009
The ﬁrst four of the ﬁnal ﬁve (or so) small language changes from Project Coin: Improved type inference for generic instance creation (aka “diamond”), binary literals, underscores in numeric literals, and strings in switch;
An implementation of elliptic curve cryptography on all platforms, rather than just Solaris;
There are, as usual, many other enhancements and ﬁxes; the complete list is here.
Are we there yet? Our plan of record calls for this milestone to be feature-complete, but it’s not. The plan will change—I’ll have more to say about that soon.