jdk.jshell is the package for creating 'snippet' evaluating tools.
Generally, this is only package that would be needed for creating tools.
jdk.jshell.spi package specifies a Service Provider Interface (SPI)
for defining execution engine implementations for tools based on the
jdk.jshell API. The
jdk.jshell.execution package provides
standard implementations of
jdk.jshell.spi interfaces and supporting code. It
also serves as a library of functionality for defining new execution engine
jdk.jshell.tool package supports programmatically launching the
jdk.jshell.execution package contains implementations of the
jdk.jshell.spi. Otherwise, the four packages are
independent, operate at different levels, and do not share functionality or
- Tool Guides:
Exports Package Description jdk.jshellProvides interfaces for creating tools, such as a Read-Eval-Print Loop (REPL), which interactively evaluate "snippets" of Java programming language code. jdk.jshell.executionProvides implementation support for building JShell execution engines. jdk.jshell.spiDefines the Service Provider Interface for pluggable JShell execution engines. jdk.jshell.toolProvides a mechanism to launch an instance of a Java™ shell tool.
Requires Modifier Module Description transitive java.compilerDefines the Language Model, Annotation Processing, and Java Compiler APIs. transitive java.prefsDefines the Preferences API. transitive jdk.jdiDefines the Java Debug Interface.