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From Jochen Theodorou <>
Subject Re: build requirements for Groovy and language level in master
Date Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:35:18 GMT
On 08.04.2017 16:29, Remi Forax wrote:
> Jochen,
> technically, you do not need the jdk 9,
> you can compile with jdk 8 and have a jar that contains the declaration
> of methods of the jdk 9 you want.

and use -Xbootclasspath/p:path? yes, I guess we can do that. JDK-8177827 
will get in the way, but that is minor. Too bad that is in the future no 
real option anymore because of JDK-8177844. But that will not affect us 
right now

> JRuby had worked that way when it was jdk 6 compatible but optionally
> uses the java.lang.invoke API.

yeah, good idea ;)

bye Jochen

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