java.lang.reflect.Proxy and default methods
peter.levart at marand.si
Tue Aug 28 02:18:55 PDT 2012
Currently java.lang.reflect.Proxy treats default interface methods the same as
abstract methods (it passes their invocations to the InvocationHandler), which
is the right thing to do if current platform interfaces like Iterator will
have some abstract methods turned into default methods.
But if at the same time interfaces like Iterable get new default methods,
libraries that expose proxies to those interfaces will have to be prepared
(modified) to handle invocations to those new methods.
Sometimes the library writer might just want to pass default method
invocations to the default method implementations in the interface. Will there
be a reflection facility to call super interface methods on the proxy instance
or is there anything else planned to facilitate this?
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