Spec update for Class#getDeclaredMethods()

Rémi Forax forax at univ-mlv.fr
Thu Jul 16 13:38:10 UTC 2009

Florian Weimer a écrit :
> * 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
The solution is to not rely on reflection and to parse the bytecode 
using by example ASM :
see http://asm.ow2.org/


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