review request (M): 6979327: method handle invocation should use casts instead of type parameters to specify return type

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at
Fri Nov 19 01:47:07 PST 2010

On Nov 19, 2010, at 12:29 AM, John Rose wrote:
> Javac changes have now propagated for changing this method handle  
> syntax:
>  mh.<T>invokeExact()
> to be replaced by this:
>  (T) mh.invokeExact()
> The present reviewe is the "other shoe" dropping for these javac  
> changes, to make the corresponding changes in the JDK code.  All the  
> places which used the old syntax have been replaced by the new.
> Also in this change set, the class InvokeDynamic has been restored  
> because of linkages to the JVM.  (The previous change, for 6981777,  
> removed it prematurely.)  The restored class is not part of the 292  
> API, just the implementation.  We'll want to remove the linkages  
> from the JVM.

There's something wrong with the webrev.  I get 404s for all files  
except the first.

-- Christian

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