Google's blog search is cool, but it sometimes turns up weird stuff. Take ocean's recent thinking on the curse of specifications in general and JSR 291 in particular.
Actually 'thinking' may be an exaggeration, but the blog does raise some questions:
- Why does it link back to the JSR review ballot of March 2006? Things have moved on.
- If specifications are so divisive, are there any non-divisive alternatives?
- Is rolling your own module system from class loaders really better than using an existing module system that others have taken the time to hone? Presumably ocean codes in assembler on principle.