Request for review (S): 6817525: turn on method handle functionality by default for JSR 292

Christian Thalinger christian.thalinger at
Wed Mar 30 07:25:29 PDT 2011

On Mar 29, 2011, at 8:52 PM, Christian Thalinger wrote:
> On Mar 29, 2011, at 8:47 PM, Vladimir Kozlov wrote:
>> It should be product flag from now on.
> I agree.  John wrote in an earlier email:
> "EnableInvokeDynamic and related switches may be useful for diagnostic testing, for root cause analysis.  And they are needed to differentiate behavior of 1.6 from 1.7.  But they are probably not useful as full product switches.  Unless there's a reason against it, we should categorize them as diagnostic switches."
> But I seems there is a reason against it.

Alright, there was more discussion about this and we go with a diagnostic flag.  EnableMethodHandles and AnonymousClasses will be removed in the future when there was time to change testing.

The webrev is updated and contains a little more context as comment.

-- Christian

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