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Jeanne Boyarsky
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According to the table of contents, Chapter 10 has a piece on reflection and Java 1.5 (in particular the annotations.) At what point in the 1.5 process was this written? In other words, how close to finalized was Java 1.5?
 
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Hi Jeanne,

Section 10.1 is an overview of the 1.5 stuff. There is commentary as it relates to the previous chapters (namely, that none of the techniques become outdated in 1.5). We weren't able to give the 10.1 material the same treatment as previous chapters, because neither of us had used it professionally.

Most of the 1.5 spec was solid when we wrote 10.1, with the exception of the annotation spec (JSR 175). We stayed in touch with those folks and tried to keep it current, but we had to release before they did. The text of that subsection reminds the reader of this.

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"Most of the 1.5 spec was solid"

Good to know. Thanks Nate!
 
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