Java News from Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sun has posted the proposed final draft of JSR-202 JavaTM Class File Specification Update. According to the draft, "The main difference is the introduction of a new verification scheme based on type checking rather than type inference. This scheme has inherent advantages in performance (both space (on the order of 90% savings) and time (approximately 2x)) over the previous approach. It is also simpler and more robust, and helps pave the way for future evolution of the platform."