PROPOSAL: Compiletime information access
Joseph D. Darcy
Joe.Darcy at Sun.COM
Tue Mar 24 10:04:14 PDT 2009
rssh at gradsoft.com.ua wrote:
> AUTHOR: Ruslan Shevchenko
> FEATURE SUMMARY:
> Add API to access compile-time context of current compiled element from
> programs and annotation processors.
> MAJOR ADVANTAGE:
> Now compile time properties are unaccessible for programmer. This meaning
No, this flavor information has been officially accessible for
programmers using Java SE 6 compilers, which are required to support
annotation processing and the JSR 199 tools API. See the
javax.annotation.processing and javax.tools packages, which use
The view of a type provided by JSR 269 annotation processing is
read-only, but much of the effect of modifying the file can be had by
either generating subclasses or the superclass of the type in question.
These APIs don't provide a direct notion of location, but the Messager
accepts the model of a program element to emit location information.
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