RFR: 8265591: Remove vestiages of intermediate JSR 175 annotation format

Joel Borggrén-Franck jfranck at openjdk.java.net
Thu Apr 22 13:02:28 UTC 2021

On Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:37:15 GMT, Joe Darcy <darcy at openjdk.org> wrote:

> During the recent review of JDK-8228988, I noticed again the comments in the annotation parser about support for the pre-GA annotation format used before JDK 5.0 shipped. During the development of annotations, there was a late change to correct a flaw in the annotation encoding, JDK-5020908.
> I don't think it is necessary to carry forward support for this transient format any longer and this changeset removes support from both core reflection and javac.
> Clean runs of relevant test; I gauge this fix as no-reg hard.

Marked as reviewed by jfranck (Reviewer).


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk/pull/3597

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