Valhalla EG minutes October 25, 2017

David Holmes david.holmes at
Thu Nov 2 21:42:55 UTC 2017

On 3/11/2017 7:35 AM, Karen Kinnear wrote:
> Thank you for the clarification - I had misunderstood that.
> So if you ask for access and return false, with an error due to resolution - you just
> re throw the resolution failure. If there was no resolution error, then IllegalAccessError is
> returned with no cause.

Yes. The message gives more detail when the problem was nest membership 


> thank you!
> Karen
>> On Nov 1, 2017, at 9:10 PM, David Holmes <david.holmes at> wrote:
>> <trimming>
>> On 2/11/2017 1:01 AM, Karen Kinnear wrote:
>>> IV Nestmates:
>>> summary of spec issues:
>>> 1. Reflection APIs - being discussed in an email with David Holmes
>>> 2. additional exception information - David Holmes proposed adding a cause to IllegalAccessError,
>>>      e.g. as a way to report class not found or verifier error or ...
>>>      Dan H ok with that approach
>> This was superceded by Dan S.' JVMS changes to access checking. Resolution errors are simply rethrown (though I do wrap NCDFE in a new NCDFE so that I can tell the user it came from nest-host resolution). Nest membership validation failures result in IllegalAccessErrors (and I add a suitable message explaining why).
>> David
>> -----
>>> 3. transitive overriding - Karen sent an email
>>> Dan H will check out - then we can re-review the JVMS overriding description with Dan S
>>> V. MVT binary timing?
>>> 1-2 weeks
>>> We are racing stability bug fixing and binary release process
>>> Remi: The build takes 40 minutes, Running a test takes 4-5 seconds - so looking forward to pre-built binary
>>> Good luck to Bjorn in his new job - we will miss working with you .
>>> Tobi Ajila will be attending these meetings
>>> thanks,
>>> Karen

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