Originally posted by Mauricio Villada:
Probably this is a dumb question but shouldn't this new version be referred to as J5SE, after all, this is supposed to be another 'major' change to the platform.
- The changes in J2SE 5.0 will be ignored by many.
Originally posted by Herb Schildt:
If you try to compile these classes/methods with non-generic code, warning errors will be reported.
Frankly, programmers who ignore generics will be left behind. And no one can afford to be left behind in the fast-moving world of Java programming.
Autoboxing is also hard to ignore because it changes the semantics of the language.
Originally posted by Jeff Langr:
I'm basing my stats on the fact that 4 out of 5 developers still use things like Vector unnecessarily.
Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
Of course all that only after we can get some 1.5 JVMs for our target platforms...