RFR:JDK-8198749 Translation of value constructors in classic constructor notation

Srikanth srikanth.adayapalam at oracle.com
Wed Jul 11 10:56:00 UTC 2018

Hi Maurizio,

Please review the following patch that implements the changes required for
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8198749 ([lworld] Translation 
of value constructors in classic constructor notation)

Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~sadayapalam/JDK-8198749/webrev.00/

Part of the work in supporting value construction in the classic 
constructor notation
will happen independently on behalf of 
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8205910(diagnose use of 'this' 
with DU fields (for VTs and VBCs)).

Normally I would have requested the review after a fair bit more of 
testing and self-review, but given your proposed long absence, I am 
requesting the review now. However, I am happy to note that the code is 
in pretty decent shape for another person to study (known issues at the 

I will continue with the testing and self review in parallel.

If time is an issue, you can limit the review to the following source files:


and these test files: (these give an idea of what works already and 
allows you to experiment by tweaking)


Known issues:

(1) make.at() calls may not be updated consistently/uniformly.
(2) I need to double check that some subtree translations are not 
skipped inadvertently.
(3) Some of the other *older* modified tests need rewriting - they 
compare javap output which is flaky due to constant pool offsets 
changing anytime there is a change in code generation scheme.
(4) Some code duplication can be avoided by creating utility routines.

langtools tests are green (except for one non-material failure).


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