Process to add some default methods to javax.naming.Context?

Vincent Ryan vincent.x.ryan at
Mon Oct 17 10:24:29 UTC 2016

Please file an RFE for this issue so that the core-libs team can evaluate.
While this seems like a good use for default methods, it may be difficult to justify including a convenience method
at this late stage in the JDK 9 schedule.


> On 14 Oct 2016, at 22:21, Laird Nelson <ljnelson at> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 7:19 AM Vincent Ryan <vincent.x.ryan at <mailto:vincent.x.ryan at>> wrote:
> The problem of having to cast the result of Context.lookup <> can be solved using an existing method:
>     InitialContext.doLookup <>
> That solves the simple casting problem from an initial Context, but not for all Contexts, and the simple addition of a relatively trivial default method like this in the Context interface it seems to me would open the door for Context implementers to reimplement it to do more sophisticated—and deliberate—type conversion.
> Best,
> Laird

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