I think I would say, “Before Java9, there was no concept of modules.”
Jesse Silverman wrote:. . . "Until Java 9, Java used rt.jar and had no concept of modules." . . .
That's a cop‑out. Mum can tell the child off just as well as Dad.
. . . Wait until your father gets home. . . .
Campbell Ritchie wrote:That's a cop‑out. Mum can tell the child off just as well as Dad.
Paul Clapham wrote:
Still thinking about it... I might say "Until Obama was elected", which is unambiguous, but not "Until 2013", which isn't. I hadn't noticed that ambiguous usage before but I would suggest that clarification would be in order when it occurs.
When I was at primary school, I would have lost a mark for writing 'til; there were two synonymous words, until and till. The latter is a homophone and homograph for words meaning dig and kitty. The kitty not being a cat, but a place where money is kept.
Jesse Silverman wrote:. . . that the word was 'til, not the full until . . .