RFR: JDK-8228502: javac crashed on a broken classfile with ConstantValue attribute on a field of type Object

Vicente Romero vicente.romero at oracle.com
Tue Jul 30 14:28:19 UTC 2019

looks good,


On 7/29/19 11:23 AM, Jan Lahoda wrote:
> Hi,
> Consider a classfile that has a field with the ConstantValue attribute 
> (pointing to a constant value of type String), but the type of the 
> field is j.l.Object. This crashes javac (see the JBS entry to a 
> stacktrace). The proposed solution is to throw a BadClassFile 
> exception when this situation is detected, which is then handled using 
> the existing mechanisms.
> JBS: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8228502
> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jlahoda/8228502/webrev.00/
> How does this look?
> Thanks,
>     Jan

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