Draft JVMS changes for Nestmates

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Wed Apr 19 21:10:42 UTC 2017

On 20/04/2017 12:12 AM, Brian Goetz wrote:
>> Yep. Also, multiple classes can claim the same nest member class in
>> their NestMembers attributes. Not a problem as long as the
>> MemberOfNest attribute (if any) of the member class points to a host
>> class that claims it.
> At the risk of bikeshedding, I find the names NestMembers and
> MemberOfNest confusing; I keep having to think about the directionality,
> since they sound so similar.  Would be good to find names that have
> obviously opposite directionality.

I find these names very good - granted I've been working with them more 
than anyone else (but didn't define them). The plurality makes it clear 
to me.


> A not-very-good suggestion (but which illustrates the directionality
> thing I'm going for) would be "NestDeclaration" and "NestUse".  It's
> pretty clear which is which without thinking about it.
> Perhaps: NestHost and NestMember ?

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