More drama than I’m accustomed to from the Java community. As a “normal” Java web developer, this module system was either going to have no perceptible effect on me or a bad one, depending on whether or not I believed the noise about reflection and Maven. Still, I’m surprised to see this result. Many of the ‘no’ votes here seem to be hoping for patching up but I’m not hugely optimistic about what can be done in one month, or even whether those hopes are genuine, especially from Redhat and IBM. This one may be worth scrapping and trying again from scratch.
I agree that this is more drama than we’re used to. For me, this is a good thing, but I don’t know how Oracle will react to this. Will they say that the JCP is more trouble than it is worth? Don’t know.
That’s a frightening thought.