Review request for 6895456: Eliminate dependency on java.io.ObjectStreamClass during boot
Mandy.Chung at Sun.COM
Tue Oct 27 14:42:11 UTC 2009
Alan Bateman wrote:
> I agree it would be good to avoid loading/initializing
> ObjectStreamClass (as you say, we have to load ObjectStreamField as
> the serialPersistentFields is part of Class, String, and other APIs).
> My only concern is that ObjectStreamField doesn't seem to be the
> right place for this (as it's concerned with serializable fields) and
> it's a bit strange for ObjectStreamClass to call into
> ObjectStreamField to get a class signature. Have you considered
> alternatives, say duplicating this method, or maybe a ClassSignature
I agree ObjectStreamField is not quite the right place for this method.
Duplicating this method may be a better option for this case (that I
typically try to avoid). I can make this change.
I try to avoid adding a new class just for this one method. I tried to
find an existing class for this method but there doesn't seem to have a
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