I'm happy to report that Lance Andersen and the JDBC expert group have decided to support the new try-with-resources statement in JDBC 4.1. Lance just pushed a change set for JDBC 4.1 that retrofits the AutoCloseable interface to the types:

  • java.sql.Connection
  • java.sql.ResultSet


The change will be available in JDK 7 promoted builds in due course.

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