Updated JEP: nestmates
peter.levart at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 22:00:55 UTC 2017
On 04/14/2017 10:34 PM, John Rose wrote:
> Regarding javac: It would be polite if javac were to agree that if the output classfile
> has an InnerClasses attribute, and the current class either records an outer-class
> or the current class*is* an outer-class, then the classfile will also have one of the
> nestmate attributes.
> But the system has to be robust if javac drops the ball once in a while.
> And it certainly has to read down-rev class files correctly.
...at first it appears that down-rev files might not need to be treated
as nest-mates on the basis of their InnerClasses attributes. They have
access bridges to communicate.
But someone might want to "inject" a dynamically generated nestmate into
a self-nest of an old-rev top-level class then which communicates with
nested classes via bridges and expect from this dynamically generated
class to have access to private members of nested classes too. So
treating down-rev files' InnerClasses attributes as nestmate metadata
might be necessary.
More information about the valhalla-dev