JDK-8187951 : Update javax.lang.model.SourceVersion for "var" name
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: javax.lang.model
  • Affected Version: 10
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2017-09-25
  • Updated: 2018-01-19
  • Resolved: 2018-01-09
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Local Variable Type Inference adds special handling for the name "var". The name-handling methods in javax.lang.model.SourceVersion should be updated to describe how "var" is handled.

Even if there is no change in behavior, the semantics on var should be documented.
Review thread: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/compiler-dev/2017-September/011112.html