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Java Language Specification error reports

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Well, I wanted to report a typo in The Java Language Specification, Third Edition (http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/download/langspec-3.0.pdf), so from http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/ I clicked on the "feedback form" link (which points at http://developers.sun.com/contact/feedback.jsp?&category=doc&mailsubject=Java%20Language%20Specification%20Feedback). This was redirected to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/join/overview/index.html which offers no such feedback form. Consider this sort-of-broken link as the first problem I'm reporting.

The second problem is in the aforementioned pdf, section 4.8 (Raw Types), page 58, where on can read:

"The type of the member(s) of Inner depends on the type parameter of Outer. If Outer is raw, Inner must be treated as raw as well, as their is no valid binding for T."

This should be instead:

"The type of the member(s) of Inner depends on the type parameter of Outer. If Outer is raw, Inner must be treated as raw as well, as there is no valid binding for T."

I think a forum category should be created for just this: error reports about the documentation (pdfs, APIs, support web pages).

Edited by: Urhixidur on 2011-09-08 09:23
  • 1. Re: Java Language Specification error reports
    gimbal2 Guru
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    Your intentions are admirable, but you are probably wasting your time. This is a forum for Java development related questions and 99.5% of the visitors are not related to Oracle at all. most likely nothing will be done with your information.
    I think a forum category should be created for just this: error reports about the documentation (pdfs, APIs, support web pages).
    It is a good idea actually, but such a thing would need very tight moderation and then there is still the question of how to arrange that something is actually done with the reports.

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