Reviewer and committer request for 7198496

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at
Thu Oct 4 09:53:17 UTC 2012

On Oct 4, 2012, at 11:34 AM, David Holmes <david.holmes at> wrote:
>>> These parts of the javadoc for get/setContextClassLoader are simply wrong.
>> Wrong or not because of such JavaDoc developers have been coding using TCCL with certain expectations of "null" different to that of just meaning the bootstrap CL.
>> How would you propose to fix it?
> I don't see anything that actually needs fixing (apart from the javadoc). Anyone using getCCL has to expect null as a possibility and they are then free to proceed however they like. The obvious ways to proceed are as I outlined earlier:
> - use current classloader
> - use system loader
> - use bootstrap loader

So you are proposing to widen the scope? since i interpret the current JavaDoc to correspond to only the latter two options.


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