[jdk16] RFR: 8231461: static/instance overload leads to 'unexpected static method found in unbound lookup' when resolving method reference [v3]

Maurizio Cimadamore mcimadamore at openjdk.java.net
Wed Jan 13 16:06:08 UTC 2021

On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:43:23 GMT, Vicente Romero <vromero at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> This patch fixes the following issue, for code like:
>> import java.util.function.*;
>> public class Test {
>>     public String foo(Object o) { return "foo"; }
>>     public static String foo(String o) { return "bar"; }
>>     public void test() {
>>         Function<String, String> f = Test::foo;
>>     }
>> }
>> javac is issuing an invalid method reference error even though the static method is applicable. This is due to a regression on the implementation of the following assertion on section 15.13.1 of the JLS 14:
>> If the first search produces a most specific method that is static , and the set
>> of applicable methods produced by the second search contains no non- static
>> methods, then the compile-time declaration is the most specified method of
>> the first search.
>> Apart from fixing the mentioned regression, this patch also adds a debug feature for the compiler to print out the findings during the search for an applicable method reference. The information is printed out if a debug flag is passed to the compiler.
>> TIA
> Vicente Romero has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:
>   restoring isSuccess implementation

Looks good


Marked as reviewed by mcimadamore (Reviewer).

PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk16/pull/107

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