JDK-8033491 : Review numerics code for potential updates to new language and library features
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Review the code in java.math and in the java.lang numerical classes for candidate changes to utilize current language and library features.
Might want as part of this work to revisit the use of a cache and thread locals in BigDecimal.toString(). For the discussion thread on this topic please see
March 2014 - http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2014-March/025508.html
April 2014 - http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2014-April/026373.html