JDK-8029012: parameter_index for type annotation not updated after outer.this added

Werner Dietl wdietl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 19:34:43 UTC 2014

Hi Compiler people,

I have a question about bug report:


Which was pushed to JDK 9:


and is proposed for JDK 8u40.

I'm concerned that this change introduces a mismatch between the
parameter index of a declaration annotation vs. a type annotation.
The example in my comment from March 1st, 2014, in JDK 9 now produces
a mismatching result for the two cases.

I'm not sure why this change should be pushed to 8u40, as it will make
the behavior inconsistent for different Java 8 versions.
In particular, I just found this new bug report:


Wouldn't it be better to only backport to 8u40 once the parameter
index for type and declaration annotations is consistent again?

Could somebody explain the rationale?

cu, WMD.


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