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From Emmanuel Bourg <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Can the next version major version of a project require Java6? (i.e. drop Java 1.5)
Date Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:19:43 GMT
It's a matter or balance, if you just want to have fun you can build a 
component based on OpenJDK 8 with lots of lambda, but nobody will use it 
today. And I doubt it will attract new contributors.

If avoiding trivial things like String.isEmpty() can widen the audience, 
and thus the potential contributors, then I'm willing to develop with 
that constraint. I regret you don't seem to share this point of view, 
but I can't force you to accept it, and I won't prevent you from 
enjoying the new APIs.

Emmanuel Bourg

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