JLS Creator production does not use 'Type'

Alex Buckley alex.buckley at oracle.com
Wed Apr 24 10:05:25 PDT 2013

On 4/23/2013 10:18 PM, Srikanth S Adayapalam wrote:
>> From: Alex Buckley <alex.buckley at oracle.com>
>> Subject: Re: JLS Creator production does not use 'Type'
>> Mike, please respond to the mail below. The Creator production is not
>> the 308 spec from 4/1 and so annotations are not allowed after a 'new'
>> keyword, period. Accordingly, the current discussion on
>> jsr308-discuss at googlegroups.com is _wrong_ to assume the following is
> legal:
>> Object o = new @A String[1];
>> Object o = new String @A[1];
> Hi Alex,
> This passage above makes for confusing reading for me. Could you please
> clarify: Are you saying the spec as it stands does not allow these and
> so asking Mike to fix the spec, or are you saying that the code snippet
> above is illegal ?

The former. The Creator production does not use Type so is unaffected by 
the modification of Type in JSR 308 2.2 to allow annotations. This 
obviously needs addressing in 2.2.


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