RFR - 8132734: java.util.jar.* changes to support multi-release jar files

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Sat Jan 30 08:00:06 UTC 2016

On 29/01/2016 17:39, Paul Sandoz wrote:
> :
> Alan’s point is that traversing using entries()/stream() always returns the versioned entries (if any) rather than all entries, thus in a sense filters.
> My assumption was the traversal should by default be consistent with a calls to getEntry, thus:
>   jarFile.stream().forEach(e -> {
>      JarEntry je = jarFile.getJarEntry(e.getName());
>      assert e.equals(je);
>   });
> There might need to be another stream method that returns all entries.
Right, I'm mostly just wondering if entries()/streams() should override 
the entries in the stream with versioned entries and filter out the 
META-INF/versions/ tree.

If I've gone to trouble of specifying the a Release then it seems the 
right thing to do. On the other hand, it comes at a cost and there will 
be use-cases like "get the names of all entries" that would be more 
efficient to just build on the current entries()/stream(). I'm loath to 
suggest this might need a new method but it might be one of the options 
to consider here. Minimally there is a javadoc to specify on how these 
methods behave when the JAR is multi-release and opened by specifying a 


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