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JSR 294 and Meta Module Systems

If you’re bored and interested in JSR 294, it looks like Peter Kriens hit the send button last night:

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There’s some interesting points brought up by Peter that I need some time to digest.

Anyways, I highly recommend following the discussion as the changes proposed in JSR 294 may have broad implications for you and your Java friends.

  • I fear that Java may finally jump the shark with the coming of Jigsaw. Developers don’t want (or need) more complexity at the language level, they want/need more simplicity – hence the rise of Ruby and all the MDD/DSL “hype.”
    It is so sad to see that Java has completely lost touch with its roots and original purpose as a “simple” language, instead taking on the role of chaser… chasing .net and whatever other competing language/platform is popular.
    I can only hope that the Jigsaw working group actually pays attention to what Peter has to say; after all, he might know a little bit about designing, implementing, and using module systems in Java…

  • I fear that Java may finally jump the shark with the coming of Jigsaw. Developers don’t want (or need) more complexity at the language level, they want/need more simplicity – hence the rise of Ruby and all the MDD/DSL “hype.”
    It is so sad to see that Java has completely lost touch with its roots and original purpose as a “simple” language, instead taking on the role of chaser… chasing .net and whatever other competing language/platform is popular.
    I can only hope that the Jigsaw working group actually pays attention to what Peter has to say; after all, he might know a little bit about designing, implementing, and using module systems in Java…