Nestmates: JEP 181 CSR request is ready for review

David Holmes david.holmes at
Wed Mar 7 21:53:55 UTC 2018

Hi Karen,

On 8/03/2018 5:47 AM, Karen Kinnear wrote:
> David,
> Thank you so much for doing this. Very clear description.
> I marked this as “Reviewed by"


> A minor review question:
> 1. Compatibility risk:
> Would it make sense to add one more note:
> Classes in the same package as an existing inner/outer class which took advantage of javac-generated
> package private bridges to allow inner/outer class access to private members, will now receive an
> IllegalAccessError. This is an intentional tightening of security for private member access.

They won't get IllegalAccessError because their attempt to locate the 
bridge method will fail as it no longer exists. I think this is covered 
by the existing:

"Recompilation with a new javac will produce different class files, 
leading to different reflection results (e.g., some bridge methods will 
no longer be generated). "

But can be expanded if you think necessary.


> thanks,
> Karen
>> On Mar 7, 2018, at 1:12 AM, David Holmes <david.holmes at> wrote:
>> The Nestmates CSR request:
>> has been prepared by Dan Smith and myself. Before Proposing this CSR request it needs to have Reviewers add themselves to it.
>> (The first reviewer will need to edit the issue to enter their OpenJDK user name in the "Reviewed by" field. Subsequent reviewers can simply click on the "Reviewed by" field in the "People" section and add their user name.
>> The CSR contains links to all the updated specification documents, all of which have been previously sent out for review/comment to the EG (and observers).
>> Thanks,
>> David

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