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From Dominique Devienne <>
Subject Re: JDK9 DateFormat changes
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:51:47 GMT
On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:44 PM, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> The text for the pattern attribute says "Defaults to MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM
> AM_or_PM or MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS AM_or_PM" - which indicates we should be
> using a (thread-local) SimpleDateFormat rather than rely on the
> standard patterns.

Hi Stefan. I agree, we should retain BC if possible, despite Java9's
efforts to break it. --DD

PS: I've been lurking in the recent JIRA activity regarding this, thank you
for your efforts.
PPS: How to retain BC (thread-local or not), I'll leave it to you and
others :)

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