is ClassLoader.loadClass() supposed to work on module-info classes?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Dec 4 16:15:23 UTC 2015

On 04/12/2015 15:52, David M. Lloyd wrote:
> Ah, yeah specifically I'm referring to splitting/merging or upgrading 
> some given module in an existing system, possibly using aggregate 
> modules for compatibility or alternatively updating the module 
> descriptors of existing installed modules to accommodate the new 
> layout (both cases seem reasonable to me, and we have done both).  The 
> phrase in the original email from Alex that I was responding to was 
> "We don't think the module declaration will be as fluid as you do"; 
> however our real-world experience shows the opposite.

I don't think I understand what you mean by "new layout". Do you mean 
file paths? I assume not because module declarations list the 
dependences as module names. Or maybe you mean there are incompatible 
changes to modules that impact consumers of those modules?


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