nestmates spec open issues

John Rose john.r.rose at
Fri Oct 27 02:02:39 UTC 2017

On Oct 25, 2017, at 11:11 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at> wrote:
>> Please don't throw IAE that case.  I don't want to bikeshed exception types,
>> but I think we have a strong precedent for using ICCE when encountering
>> a questionable classfile configuration (one that shouldn't have come out of
>> javac).  Note also the ICCE <: VME, so it just gets passed through.
> You must have missed Dan's update regarding access checks. He's already proposed to throw IAE - and I've implemented it. :)
> <>

Actually, IllegalAccessError is not too terrible, although
I'd prefer ICCE for reasons stated.

I read IAE as "IllegalArgumentException", which explains
the warmth of my response.  Why did I think you meant
IllegalArgumentException?  *That* is unexplainable.

— John

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