JSR-666

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.

Usage:

“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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