Instant was introduced with JSR-310, convenience methods were added to perform conversion between
Date input = new Date(); Instant instant = input.toInstant(); Date output = Date.from(instant);
I wonder why it was chosen to be this way instead of, let's say, having
Date output = instant.toDate(). My guess is that it was intended to avoid making
Instant dependent on
Date. Is this right?
But to me it is somehow strange that you make the new class independent of the already existing one, and make the old one dependent on the newly introduce one. Is this made so because of an expected deprecation of
Date or is there any other reason?