[jdk17] RFR: 8268766: Desugaring of pattern matching enum switch should be improved

Jan Lahoda jlahoda at openjdk.java.net
Wed Jun 16 15:25:13 UTC 2021

Currently, an enum switch with patterns is desugared in a very non-standard, and potentially slow, way. It would be better to use the standard `typeSwitch` bootstrap to classify the enum constants. The bootstrap needs to accept enum constants as labels in order to allow this. A complication is that if an enum constant is missing, that is not an incompatible change for the switch, and the switch should simply work as if the case for the missing constant didn't exist. So, the proposed solution is to have a new bootstrap `enumConstant` that converts the enum constant name to the enum constant, returning `null`, if the constant does not exist. It delegates to `ConstantBootstraps.enumConstant` to do the actual conversion. And `typeSwitch` accepts `null`s as padding.

How does this look?


Commit messages:
 - Adding and fixing test.
 - Merging master.
 - 8268766: Desugaring of pattern matching enum switch should be improved

Changes: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk17/pull/81/files
 Webrev: https://webrevs.openjdk.java.net/?repo=jdk17&pr=81&range=00
  Issue: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8268766
  Stats: 313 lines in 6 files changed: 165 ins; 76 del; 72 mod
  Patch: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk17/pull/81.diff
  Fetch: git fetch https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk17 pull/81/head:pull/81

PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/jdk17/pull/81

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