Final nestmates spec

David Holmes david.holmes at
Fri Dec 15 06:45:55 UTC 2017

On 15/12/2017 1:53 PM, John Rose wrote:
> On Dec 14, 2017, at 6:50 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at 
> <mailto:david.holmes at>> wrote:
>> If we encounter nestmate attributes in a classfile with a version that 
>> pre-dates the Nestmate release, do we ignore them completely (as an 
>> unknown attribute) or assume they are in fact our nestmate attributes?
> I think we need to ignore them for down-rev class files.
> That's what we do currently do for attributes like annotations
> or generic signatures or bootstrap specifiers.

Thanks John. I went looking for existing examples but for some reason my 
brain kept reading the JAVA_1_5_VERSION check as if it were JAVA_1_2. 
TGIF. :)


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