February 3, 2003 7:35 PM

JSR-666 n. The Java Specification Request from Hell. The one that contains all the ideas that will make Java... well... not Java any more.


“Java would be much better if you got rid of static typing and checked exceptions.”
“Yeah, that's one for JSR-666.”

Update: Alan Green, the cow-orker with whom I came up with JSR-666, has compiled the initial list of recommendations., including import *, having a default throws clause for all methods, and the complete elimination of NullPointerException. Further suggestions are welcome.

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