Javac NPE

Benji Weber javac at
Wed Oct 8 14:58:00 UTC 2014

Hi All,

There is an NPE in javac (8u20) that I am running into regularly. It's
quite a pain because it takes a considerable amount of time to track down
the offending code each time it occurs.

I filed a bug report with a simple test case, but after a few weeks in the
aether it appeared in JIRA as closed - not an issue. Any ideas why?

The comments suggest it is related to this other bug - which was closed due to
lack of a test case, but I provided a short and complete testcase with my

Do you think it is indeed a bug? How can I progress this now? I can't see a
way of creating a JIRA login to comment on the issues. Is it only open to
Oracle employees?

Many Thanks

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