JEP 276: Dynamic Linking of Language-Defined Object Models

John Rose john.r.rose at
Mon Oct 19 01:09:14 UTC 2015

On Oct 18, 2015, at 1:49 AM, Jochen Theodorou <blackdrag at> wrote:
> * Invokedynamic (like invokeinterface and invokevirtual) does not like calls with null as receiver

:-) Jochen, you are one of the few people on the planet who was around JSR 292 when this *was* true.
A very early draft of indy piggy-backed on top of the invokeinterface instruction.
Eventually we made it symmetrical in all its arguments, like invokestatic, as Attila pointed out.

— John

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