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j2se 7 new keyword "module"

Giles Spencer

Joined: Nov 05, 2009
Posts: 2
Might just be rumour, but apparently from April/May 2010 when J2SE7 hits the wild, there'll be this new keyword "module".
I *think* this means we can specify a J2SE compiler version to use with our source code, allowing a completely new top-level encapsulation.

I *think* this means we can change Java radically, without breaking backward compatibility.

I suppose I may as well just come straight out with it :
I want C# syntax aliasing

*adopts kung-fu stance, braces for that argument about inter-element indexing*

Boolean isSacred;
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
According to, JSR-277 (which specifies the module system) is inactive, and thus won't be part of Java 7. In my view that's a good thing, because OSGi accomplishes much of the same, and has already been accepted as part of JSR-291.
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