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    It is hard to miss that impact of python and golang in the UTF and simple web server additions.

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      UTF-8 is not new from python or go: it has become the default string format of all browsers, JS operates in WTF-16, which is as close to utf-16 as it can go without breaking existing content, macOS X has been utf-8 for two decades.

      Go and Python aren’t magical drivers when the entire industry has already moved in that direction.

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      It is not clear from release notes, but does anybody know if Loom (fibers) made into JDK 18 ?


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        It did not. The JEP still hasn’t targeted a version. There were a couple changes here that help enable Loom, including the reflection via method handles and the address resolution SPI.