Error in JLS for module-info.class

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at
Fri Oct 19 23:53:06 UTC 2018

On 10/19/2018 4:09 PM, Luke Hutchison wrote:
> In JLS section 4.1 ("The ClassFile structure") for SE 11, it states:

You mean JVMS, not JLS. See the text under Table 4.1-B: "The ACC_MODULE 
flag indicates that this class file defines a module, not a class or 
interface. If the ACC_MODULE flag is set, then special rules apply to 
the class file which are given at the end of this section. If the 
ACC_MODULE flag is not set, then the rules immediately below the current 
paragraph apply to the class file."

The rules at the end of the section mandate that super_class is zero for 
an ACC_MODULE class file.


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