RFE for easy bytecode signatures

Paul Benedict pbenedict at apache.org
Mon Jul 18 19:12:04 UTC 2016


I'd like to make a request. I haven't found any feature yet in the JDK
where one can take a reflective object and the JDK can hand back its
bytecode signature. There is some support for it in toString() methods, but
I don't find that ideal. I'd like to have a dedicated method that
understands scope and generics, too.

With the advent of Maurizio's new reflection API [1], I am eagerly
wondering if you can please add additional methods to return the signatures
behind any mirror/scope? Hopefully, it shouldn't be too hard, because there
is a ton of signature code already written (according to the commits I
follow). I imagine it could be lifted from the compiler and into the
reflective classes.

Thoughts please?

[1] http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mcimadamore/x-reflection/index.html

Cheers,
Paul


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