RFR JDK-8207790: [lworld] update reflection to generate ValueTypes attribute

mandy chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Wed Jul 18 19:14:06 UTC 2018


The reflection class file generator is so old.  We should replace it
with ASM. Or maybe time to consider implementing core reflection with
method handles.  I can't resist to remove the duplicated CP entries
(in a limited form in this patch, just the parameter types in the
descriptor and declared value types).  We can look at the performance
impact due to the new Map and Set added in the future.
This patch also fixes InnerClassLambdaMetafactory to add the
element type to the ValueTypes attributes if it's an array type.

I have verified locally on valhalla tests and currently running tier1
tests.  I will write more tests for MH and reflection w.r.t.
the value types consistency check to ensure all cases covered.


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