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

Rémi Forax forax at
Fri May 25 22:04:52 UTC 2012

On 05/25/2012 11:50 PM, Vitaly Davidovich wrote:
> This is specific to private fields in inner classes -

and methods and constructors

> 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.

yes, there are unconditionally inlined so performance is not the problem.
The issues are more that the compiler generates unnecessary code,
unnecessary class metadata, stack pollution and stacktrace pollution too.


> 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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