Ice provides two distinct Java mappings:
- Java Compat
This mapping is largely backward-compatible with prior Ice releases. Although Ice 3.7 no longer supports Java versions prior to Java 8, the "Compat" mapping does not depend on any Java 8-specific language or run-time features.
This is a new mapping that takes advantage of features in Java 8.
This chapter describes the Java mapping.
Selecting the Java Mapping
slice2java, the Slice-to-Java translator, generates code for the Java mapping by default.