[bv-dev] Jigsaw module name

Michael Nascimento misterm at gmail.com
Wed May 3 14:26:15 EDT 2017

I know it's late to reply to this, but seems fine. I'd consult the Java EE
EG just to make sure they don't want to use a javax.ee prefix (which seems
odd, though). Using the predominant/"root" package for the module is what
I'd recommend too.


On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:22 AM, Gunnar Morling <gunnar at hibernate.org>

> Hi,
> Java 9 is still in the works, so it's too early to put anything final
> into the BV spec, but should we add a recommended module name for API
> modules?
> My thinking is to have a short appendix stating:
>     "Implementors that wish to provide the Bean Validation API in form
> of a Java 9 module,
>      should use the module name "javax.validation". A mandatory module
> name will be
>      defined in a future revision of this specification".
> A commonly agreed on module name is required by Jigsaw to ensure
> different API modules (e.g. the reference one and the one provided by
> Apache) are interchangeable.
> I expect further changes to the spec to support Java 9 down the road
> (e.g. to resolve message bundles in client modules and to provide a
> way for passing in a Lookup granting private access (see [1]), but
> it's nothing we can bake into the spec yet.
> Thoughts?
> --Gunnar
> [1] http://in.relation.to/2017/04/11/accessing-private-state-of-
> java-9-modules/
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