Reviewer and committer request for 7197642

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at
Tue Oct 2 07:34:12 UTC 2012

On Oct 1, 2012, at 7:35 PM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at> wrote:

> On 01/10/2012 14:14, Paul Sandoz wrote:
>> Hi,
>> See here:
>> Thanks,
>> Paul.
> If I have it right, this "moves" the NPE from the ServiceLoader's iterator methods to the load* methods where the check should have been.

Yes, more specifically the first call to Iterator.getNext(), and an somewhat obfuscated NPE would have been thrown.

> It's a subtle behavior change but I think it's okay for a major release.
> The test looks good except that it's partying like it's 1999 :-)


>  I'm happy to sponsor this and I can fix up the copyright date before pushing the change. I'll leave it until tomorrow to give other a chance to jump in if they wish.


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