posted 7 years ago
There are rumors that invokedynamic might be rolled into one of the Java 6 updates (http://www.coderanch.com/t/509272/java/java/Dynamic-Language-Support-Java#2302024), but the other stuff I could do without. In fact, I'd be happy if the language gets frozen right now, and they concentrate on performance, bug fixes, and the odd class library enhancement.
posted 6 years ago
There's still a bit of horse-trading going, and with things like the Apple announcement (gifting a majority of their implementation to openJDK) means re-allocation of resources. ARM for JDBC recently made it in for example :-)