Draft LW2 spec
harold.seigel at oracle.com
Wed Jul 3 15:51:17 UTC 2019
Since the <init> static factory method for inline types is sort of a
constructor, should the JVM Spec require that its return type be the
same as its method holder (or j.l.Object for Unsafe VM anonymous classes) ?
Also, the description of invokestatic in 4.10 of the draft spec should
be changed to allow <init> methods.
On 6/28/2019 8:45 PM, Dan Smith wrote:
> Updated spec:
> What's new?
> - Specification for using "<init>" as a regular method name. Lots of choices to be made here, so I'm curious about how what I ended up with compares to what is currently implemented.
> - Added some discussion blocks in various places, based on feedback.
> - Changed required version numbers to 57.0.
> - Static constraints on use of `ACC_INLINE`, declarations of instance initialization methods, and forms of CONSTANT_Class_infos appearing in various attributes and other places.
> - Prohibited circularities in static field types.
> - Added resolution checks on Q types in CONSTANT_Classes and CONSTANT_MethodTypes.
> - Cleaned up the verification type diagram; fixed the verification type of 'this' in inline classes.
> A few big things left to do, as described in the introduction.
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