joe.darcy at oracle.com
Fri Dec 17 12:17:33 PST 2010
On 12/17/2010 12:10 PM, Bob Lee wrote:
> I'm disappointed that we're adding another type to java.lang,
> especially for an ugly workaround. As you know, this is roughly
> equivalent to adding a reserved word to the language.
> The original proposal (see below) didn't require this.
> I'm also not sure the new proposal addresses overriding varags
> methods. For example, if I override a method add(T) with
> add(String) (see proposal for more complete example), the compiler
> should generate a warning.
As documented in its specification, the SafeVarargs annotation is only
applicable to static methods, final instance methods, and constructors;
therefore, overriding does not occur. Annotation inheritance only works
on classes (not methods, interfaces, or constructors) so without
changing annotation inheritance, a SafeVarargs-style annotation cannot
be passed through general instance methods in classes or through interfaces.
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