RFR: 8202583: Remove experimental ClassForNamePlugin
mandy.chung at oracle.com
Mon May 7 16:45:37 UTC 2018
On 5/7/18 6:23 AM, Claes Redestad wrote:
> the --class-for-name jlink plugin was added as an experiment to test
> and evolve the jlink plugin infrastructure. The actual effect of
> enabling this plugin on standard images is very limited (only a
> handful of Class.forName:s are replaced) and turns out it can be a
> breaking change since replacing a Class.forName isn't semantically
> identical with an ldc of the class (the latter won't trigger class
> Thus, since this plugin isn't very profitable and potentially
> dangerous, I suggest removing it:
> An open question is whether a CSR is required to remove this.
This is an experimental and unsupported plugin. I agree with Alan that
no CSR is needed for this change.
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