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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject [result] Require compiler options that allow partial 5.0 language features
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 12:58:06 GMT
Sorry for the protracted voting period.  The vote was carried:

+1's from Mark Hindess, Oliver Deakin, Stefano Mazzocchi, Etienne
Gagnon, Tom Malone, Mikhail Loenko, Karan Malhi, Nathan Beyer, Richard
Liang, Paulex Yang, Geir Magnusson, Stepan Mishura, Anton Avtamonov.

+0 from Leo Simons

-1 none

Regards,
Tim

Tim Ellison wrote:
> As discussed on the list, there is a compiler option in the 5.0
> compilers we use that allows source code containing a subset of Java 5.0
> language features to be compiled into 1.4 compatible class files.
> 
> Since this is quite a significant change I'd like to get a vote on
> whether the project should make this compiler option a necessity for our
> code.
> 
> The positive outcome of this is that we can develop APIs that rely on
> those 5.0 language features, and run the resulting code on existing
> 1.4-compatible VMs.
> 
> The downside is that we are using an undocumented compiler feature on
> the reference implementation (it is supported on the Eclipse compiler).
> 
> [ ] +1 - Yes, change the build scripts to compile 5.0 code to 1.4 target
> [ ]  0 - I don't care
> [ ] -1 - No, don't change the compiler options (please state why)
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Tim
> 

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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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