Fwd: Heads-up -- incompatible changes coming

Richard Bair richard.bair at oracle.com
Thu Jul 11 13:27:59 PDT 2013

We're lambda-free at the moment, but just a heads up


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com>
> Subject: Heads-up -- incompatible changes coming
> Date: July 11, 2013 1:16:57 PM PDT
> To: "lambda-dev at openjdk.java.net" <lambda-dev at openjdk.java.net>
> In the next week we are pushing two lambda-related changes that will be 
> binary-incompatible with classfiles compiled with earlier JDK 8 
> versions.  These are:
>  - Moving responsibility for bridge methods for default methods from 
> the VM to the compiler;
>  - Changes to the lambda metafactory protocol.
> Classes compiled with earlier JDK 8 compilers will need to be recompiled.
> If you see stack traces with "BootstrapMethodError", or with 
> AbstractMethodError, you are likely being affected by these, and should 
> recompile.
> These changes will likely go in as of the next build; I'll send out a 
> notice when we have exact details.

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