[JSR308] annotation for wildcard types

Neal Gafter gafter at google.com
Sat Feb 3 03:53:07 EST 2007

On 2/2/07, Michael Ernst <mernst at csail.mit.edu> wrote:
> > The kinds of 'advanced type systems' you're talking about
> > are extralinguistic: they're not described by the language spec and
> > generally processed by tools outside the compiler.
> Right.  One such variety of tools is compiler plug-ins, also called
> annotation processors.  One goal of JSR 308 is to make such type-checking
> plug-ins possible.

Agreed totally. Which is why I believe we need to look at
com.sun.source.tree and related APIs, and think about how we want to extend
them in parallel with the language. The proposed class file changes don't
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