|[eclipse-pmc] F"Feature card" request: Java 6 annotation processing (APT)|
> ... the process for contributing feature work is going to be tightened a little bit. > You will need a feature card from the PMC in order to do so [...] > Note: approval is still needed to implement an API facade which got released late into 3.3M6. Request permission to continue with implementing the JSR-269 (Java 6 Pluggable Annotation Processing) API in M7. This work is partly complete but there is still a lot to do; many individual methods and classes of this API are not yet implemented. The umbrella bug request for this functionality is https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=154110. Its implementation is required in order for the Eclipse JDT compiler to be fully Java 6 compliant. I want to set expectations: my sense is that this work will be continuing right down to the wire, and we will ship without a perfect and 100% complete implementation. This is an API with a lot of excess functionality; our experience with Java 5 annotation processing makes me believe that no one uses all of it, and what's most important is getting the useful 80% out there and in the hands of users. Thanks, -walter Notice: This email message, together with any attachments, may contain information of BEA Systems, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, that may be confidential, proprietary, copyrighted and/or legally privileged, and is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named in this message. If you are not the intended recipient, and have received this message in error, please immediately return this by email and then delete it.
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