Request for feedback on annotation processing API changes made in JDK 9

joe darcy joe.darcy at
Mon Sep 11 16:04:23 UTC 2017

Hi Bernard,

Getting confirmation that the annotation processor API updates are 
generally fine even a little before GA is better than getting the notice 
after GA ;-)



On 9/9/2017 4:53 AM, B. Blaser wrote:
> Joe,
> I know this is a bit late to give you my feedback on this, but it's
> probably better than never...
> I tried my annotation processor [1] using JDK 9 and all seems to keep
> on working fine with the precious help of "--add-exports" to access
> the internal API (as mentioned previously in the thread).
> The latter being slightly modified, due to module implementation, is
> causing the processor to be only few updated, mainly when using
> "ClassReader".
> The processor [1] being quite old, I noticed that the tree translation
> would need some rewriting along with some style refresh.
> I hope this helps,
> Bernard
> [1]

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