RFR: 8000404 java.lang.annotation.Native

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Wed Nov 14 18:06:37 UTC 2012

Looks good to me.


On 11/13/2012 9:26 PM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> See http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jjg/8000404/webrev/
> A while back, we added a new annotation 
> javax.tools.GenerateNativeHeader, to mark classes that contained 
> constants of interest to native code, such that tools, like javac with 
> the -h option, could generate know to generate native header files.   
> Based on our experience in using the new annotation, we have decided 
> to change to using a different annotation, with the same purpose:  
> java.lang.annotation.Native, to be used to annotate the constants 
> themselves.
> This review is for step 1 of a 3 step process to replace 
> javax.tools.GenerateNativeHeader with java.lang.annotation.Native.
> This first step is to add the new annotation.
> Separately, the goal is to replacing existing uses of 
> @GenerateNativeHeader with @Native.   Then, we will remove 
> javax.tools.GenerateNativeHeader.
> -- Jon

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