Initial JDK 11 RFR of JDK-8202385: Annotation to mark serial-related fields and methods

Roger Riggs Roger.Riggs at
Thu May 10 21:26:12 UTC 2018

Hi Joe,

The words are fine.

The field serialPersistentFields is also not used with @Externalizable.

I would guess the lint checker would flag those methods and field for 
warnings for Externalizable classes
since they might mislead to think they were used.


On 5/10/2018 5:03 PM, joe darcy wrote:
> PS After additional reading, I propose to add the follow clause to 
> where using the annotation is not appropriate:
>  * <li>the {@code writeObject}, {@code readObject}, and {@code
>  * readObjectNoData} methods in a class that is {@code
>  * Externalizable}. While the {@code Externalizable} interface extends
>  * {@code Serializable}, those three methods are not used for
>  * externalizable classes.
> How does that sound?
> Thanks,
> -Joe
> On 5/10/2018 1:22 PM, joe darcy wrote:
>> Hi Roger,
>> Right; there are a few other distinguished methods defined for 
>> externalization, but they are defined on the as methods on the 
>> Externalizable interface as far as I can tell. The existence of 
>> externalization is mentioned in the javac lint bug JDK-8202385.
>> I'll add as sentence indicating that the checks are for "Serializable 
>> but not Externalizable" classes.
>> Thanks,
>> -Joe

More information about the core-libs-dev mailing list