Bug in JLS specification for restriction on where a return statement is allowed.

Alex Buckley Alex.Buckley at Sun.COM
Fri Dec 4 15:39:23 PST 2009

Neal Gafter wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Alex Buckley <Alex.Buckley at sun.com 
> <mailto:Alex.Buckley at sun.com>> wrote:
>     Of course, as a specification issue, this is off-topic for compiler-dev.
> Perhaps we should initiate a project for the language specification, 
> where such discussion would be on topic?

Certainly. But not an *OpenJDK Project*, since OpenJDK is concerned with 
Sun's implementation of the language specification (and friends), not 
with the specification itself. Specification issues can be raised via 

Some OpenJDK Projects - notably Coin and Lambda - make changes to javac 
that imply changes in the language specification. Those changes are 
notional until a corresponding JSR is filed and finalized.

I hope this is clear to all observers.


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