(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> wrote:
> 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 stuff in
> 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 road
> to pain and suffering.
> Well, all that ends today... introducing "seven2six" , a tiny tool
> (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 you
> 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