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From "Bertrand Delacretaz" <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Re: [Vote] Java 5 as minimum JDK requirement
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 06:13:14 GMT
On 8/10/06, Reinhard Poetz <reinhard@apache.org> wrote:

> ...There are many new features in Java 5 which make the life of
> developers easier...

IMHO most of the Java 5 features are syntactic sugar (generics, enums,
etc.) which make little difference to the final product, they are
"just" convenience for code writers.

The one feature that could make an actual difference would be the use
of annotations, to generate code or configs, for automatic
documentation, etc.

Considering Jorg's points, we might want to wait for a compelling
reason to require Java 5, which might be some creative use of
annotations.

-Bertrand

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