bottleneck by java.lang.Class.getAnnotations()

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Nov 5 09:25:11 UTC 2012

On 04/11/2012 20:27, Peter Levart wrote:
> :
> I digress. Javadocs say: "The redefinition may change method bodies, 
> the constant pool and attributes. The redefinition must not add, 
> remove or rename fields or methods, change the signatures of methods, 
> or change inheritance. These restrictions maybe be lifted in future 
> versions."
> So currently there's no problem since redefinition can only change 
> method bodies, so reflecting over old or new version of the class 
> returns the same results.
Here's a good starting place on the interaction of runtime visible 
attributes and RedefineClasses/RetransformClasses:


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