[lworld] Dropping jdk.incubator.mvt and MVT change in MethodHandle and reflection

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Tue Feb 27 17:31:02 UTC 2018

On Feb 27, 2018, at 9:20 AM, Karen Kinnear <karen.kinnear at oracle.com> wrote:
> 2) java/lang/invoke/MethodHandles.java
> There should be no constructor for value types. 
> I believe Srikanth is ensuring that in javac, and the jvm will be ensuring that at runtime.
> So maybe that means that no constructor will be found.
> Would it make sense for findConstructor to check for isValue and throw NoSuchMethodException
> directly? Or does that fall out of the ResolveOrFail call?

Careful with this point:  Value types have no meaningful <init>
but they do have a meaning constructor at source level.
This means the findConstructor for a value type really
just finds the factory.

— John

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