ModuleElement doesn't work with generated provides classes?

Josiah Noel josiahnoel at
Fri Aug 25 23:41:58 UTC 2023

I mean reading an existing module-info via ModuleElement, not creating a
new one. The module-info I'm trying to read has generated classes in a
provided clause.

On Fri, Aug 25, 2023, 7:15 PM Joseph D. Darcy <joe.darcy at> wrote:

> Hello,
> From your description, I'm not entirely clear of the compilation context
> you're working in. Note that by design the annotation processing API does
> not support the creation of module-info files via the Filer.
> Cheers,
> -Joe
> On 8/25/2023 3:25 PM, Josiah Noel wrote:
> I was able to work around it by using Filer to directly load the
> file as a string and parse it.
> On Fri, Aug 25, 2023 at 1:04 AM Josiah Noel <josiahnoel at> wrote:
>> Hello there,
>> I'm adding functionality to my annotation processor to check whether a
>> generated class is registered on a When I try to use
>> `ModuleElement#getDirectives`, I get the `requires` statements, but I
>> cannot get the `provides` statements I've written.
>> Is it possible to get this to work? Or does the fact that the classes are
>> generated totally prevent me from getting the provides statements?
>> --
>> Cheers, Josiah.
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