which increase the odds of using JDK types/methods/fields/values that do
not exist in JDK6.
You could use Animal Sniffer  to make sure no Java 7 APIs are referenced.
We're doing the same in several Hibernate projects which need to use Java 7
for compilation but have Java 6 as target runtime. Animal Sniffer provides
a Maven plug-in, Ant task etc. which fail the build if APIs are used which
don't exist in a configured target baseline.
If EAP diverges due to a patch, and then later we merge upstream
someone updates the entire file to use diamonds, then we get huge deltas
referring to a ton of differences that have no practical value, and
Also it means that we have to use JDK7 IDE profiles with the source, which
increase the odds of using JDK types/methods/fields/values that do not
exist in JDK6.
On Aug 30, 2013, at 5:18 PM, David M. Lloyd <david.lloyd(a)redhat.com>
> (Forgot to send to list!)
> This lets us compile EAP with JDK 7 syntax though, that's the point. We
> can backport 1.7 syntax patches.
> On 08/30/2013 05:01 PM, Jason Greene wrote:
>> The biggest problem with the diamond operators isn't bytecode, its back
porting into EAP.
>> On Aug 30, 2013, at 4:46 PM, David M. Lloyd <david.lloyd(a)redhat.com>
>>> At this point in time, I'd say just about everyone wants to move ahead
>>> with Java 7 syntax because let's face it: there's a lot of nice
>>> there. But until now, doing so meant that projects which rely on
>>> running on JDK 6 until the heat-death of the universe are on a fast
>>> to pain and suffering.
>>> Well, all that ends today... introducing "seven2six" , a tiny
>>> (only two source files) which losslessly converts version 51.0 (1.7)
>>> class files to version 50.0 (1.6).
>>> With this tool in your build, you can switch your language level to 1.7
>>> without alienating your 1.6 users. I've already got this integrated
>>> with JBoss Modules (it's quite simple to do as the README describes).
>>> This could end Brian's major pet peeve of rooting out diamond operator
>>> usage in new WildFly files, among other issues. I want to know what
>>> guys think of bringing this in to WildFly (maybe even in to
>>> jboss-parent, honestly). The initial version is released to Maven
>>> already at org.jboss.seven2six:seven2six:1.0.Final so feel free to mess
>>> with it and suggest improvements (just use the GH bug tracker for now I
>>> Thanks to Kabir Khan for the original idea and implementation/POC (I
>>> just polished it up with ASM), and James Perkins for the Maven
>>> integration code.
>>>  https://github.com/dmlloyd/seven2six
>>> - DML
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>> Jason T. Greene
>> WildFly Lead / JBoss EAP Platform Architect
>> JBoss, a division of Red Hat
> - DML
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