Spec update for Class#getDeclaredMethods()

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Thu Jul 16 13:22:48 UTC 2009

* Eamonn McManus:

> The proposed change could be made, but it is not just a spec
> change. All JVMs that don't currently conform to the spec would need
> to change, as Rémi Forax notes, and that includes the JDK and its
> derivatives. I'm not a HotSpot expert but my guess is that there's
> some pretty sensitive code involved that the HotSpot team might be
> reluctant to go poking around in.

*hmpf* There's some code out there which relies on source code order
of members (it's not just Preon).  Hotspot appears close enough to
guaranteeing it that programmers make this assumption.

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