ModuleElement doesn't work with generated provides classes?

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Fri Aug 25 23:46:05 UTC 2023

If I understand you correctly, it seems that this ought to work. But 
perception does not always match reality. It would help to have a toy 
test case.

-- Jon

On 8/25/23 4:41 PM, Josiah Noel wrote:
> 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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