Review Request CR#7118743 : Alternative Hashing for String with Hash-based Maps [private fields]

Vitaly Davidovich vitalyd at
Fri May 25 21:55:34 UTC 2012

In case it's not clear, by JVM not allowing them I simply mean that it
doesn't know about nested classes (not a first class concept), so since
it's emulated by javac, javac creates these package private synthetic

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On May 25, 2012 5:50 PM, "Vitaly Davidovich" <vitalyd at> wrote:

> This is specific to private fields in inner classes - java allows access
> to them from the outer class, but the JVM doesn't so javac generates
> synthetic accessor methods for them.  Don't think it's a problem for JIT
> compiler though as it should inline them.
> Sent from my phone
> On May 25, 2012 5:23 PM, "Ulf Zibis" <Ulf.Zibis at> wrote:
>> Am 25.05.2012 22:30, schrieb Jeff Hain:
>>> Hello.
>>>  In HashMap, the class Holder should not declare the static final fields
>>>> 'private' because the compiler will generate an accessor in that case,
>>> I wasn't aware that making fields private could have a downside
>>> (other than making them non-visible).
>>> Could you, or anyone, please give (a link to) more info about this?
>> I'm interested too.
>> -Ulf

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