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Joseph D. Darcy: Changing Sources and Moving Targets: Evolving the javac command line

As written up in JEP 182: Policy for Retiring javac -source and -target Options, we're implementing a policy to over time clean up the -source and -target portions of javac's command line: *Class files going all the way back to version 45.3 generated by JDK 1.0.2 will continue to be recognized by javac when put on the classpath, etc.; *The never-documented -target options 1.4.1, 1.4.2, and jsr14 have been removed in JDK 8...

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