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Immutable Java, Annotation Extensions

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 22:07:51 -0400 (CLT)

I got my ACM card today and had a look round their digital library. 
Eventually I found the OOPSLA paper on Javari.  The paper and furher info
is available at http://pag.csail.mit.edu/javari/

From that site:  "We are extending Java's annotation system, and updating
tools such as javac/apt, javap, ASM, etc. In their current form, Java
annotations can be applied only to declarations, not to all uses of types,
such as in casts and in type parameters. Sun has agreed in principle to
make the extensions (to the Java language and to the class file
conventions) that are required to overcome these difficulties; these
changes will be part of Java 7. In the meanwhile, we will distribute a
pre-release version of javac that accepts the Java 7 annotation syntax."

Andrew

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