8028027: serialver should emit declaration with the 'private' modifier

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Nov 8 11:57:11 UTC 2013

On 08/11/2013 09:45, Yuri Gaevsky wrote:
> Hi Stuart,
> Unfortunately, several Java SE interfaces have public SVUIDs, so the fix can cause confusion:
I think Stuart's suggestion is good for the case where the class doesn't 
have the serialVersionUID already, you just paste it into the source 
code to keep the value as it was generated previously.

I think your concern is where the serialVersionUID is declared but 
hasn't following the recommendation. In that case then the emitted 
source line won't match the existing source declaration. Does that 
matter? I guess serialver should use reflection to get the modifiers and 
print a helpful suggestion.


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