[tz] Joda-Time, Time4J, and Java SE 8

Mark Davis ☕️ mark at macchiato.com
Fri Jul 8 11:06:54 UTC 2016

Based on experience, such migrations can take years, so best to plan for
Joda time being around for a while...


On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 12:45 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 07/08/2016 06:23 AM, Meno Hochschild wrote:
>> it is not quite correct to say that Joda-Times "functionality is a
>> standard part of Java 8". It has rather inspired the development of
>> java.time-package in Java-8.
> Thanks for the correction. Sorry, I don't know Joda-Time vs Java SE 8 vs
> Time4J well.
> I'm trying to future-proof tz-link.htm. As I understand it from the
> Joda-Time web page, Joda-Time-using apps are expected to migrate to the
> Java SE 8 API, so future readers of tz-link.htm will mostly be using the
> Java API, with more-specialized uses (leap seconds? sorry, don't know the
> details) possibly using Time4J, and Joda-Time being a historical footnote.
> I installed the attached further patch into the experimental tz version on
> GitHub; I hope it addresses this point well enough. I'll CC: Stephen
> Colebourne to give him a heads-up, as I do want tz-link.htm to be accurate.
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