[PATCH] 4851444: Exposing sun.reflect.Reflection#getCallerClass as a public API in Java 8

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Mon Sep 2 08:33:20 UTC 2013

On 01/09/2013 21:04, Nick Williams wrote:
> :
> So David says he thinks he can find someone at RedHat to sponsor this, assuming it looks good.
> Nick
I see the patch is accessible now.

 From a quick scan then it appears that you've decided to ignore the 
security concerns so I don't think anyone can (or should) sponsor this 
patch until there is further discussion on the API and the security 

To help things then one suggestion is start small and just focus on the 
no-arg getCallerClass and the method to return the array of stack traces 
(be it an extended StackTraceElement or the new StackTraceFrame that you 
are proposing). The getCallerClass will need a permission check, as will 
the method to get the extended stack trace. I think it would also be 
useful to lay out the points on extending StackTraceEment vs. 
introducing a few StackTraceFrame type.


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