Method references in annotations?
daniel.smith at oracle.com
Mon Aug 8 12:15:11 PDT 2011
For method references:
For MethodHandles (both varieties):
Hope that helps.
On Aug 6, 2011, at 10:42 AM, Jason Schroeder wrote:
> Are there available references to these four overlapping concerns? I would
> like to try and put them together.
> I perceive that a cohesive story here may inform (or forestall) concerns for
> function types by, at least, putting like things together and arguing from
> that standpoint.
> | This has been raised before, and the underlying problem is that
> there are a number of different things that look superficially
> similar, but that are fundamentally different:
> | - This request: reflection method "literals" (analogous to class literals)
> | - MethodHandle class file constants
> | - MethodHandles in general (a superset of MethodHandle class file constants)
> | - Method references
> | Each of these has been designed/proposed with a different purpose in
> mind, but ultimately, there's a lot of overlap. Eventually it would
> be nice to have a cohesive story about all of them…
> | —Dan
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