Uncertainty about fix for JDK-5059679

Archie Cobbs archie.cobbs at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 22:56:47 UTC 2023

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the detailed answer. I'm still digesting it but first one quick

On Mon, Feb 13, 2023 at 3:16 PM Alex Buckley <alex.buckley at oracle.com>

> The simple way to apply is to set C = Lower and A = Upper, so
> that m1 = method(Class<?>) and m2 = method(Class<R>).

That's what I thought at first, but I got hung up on this logic...

In that scenario, m2 is "a method m2 declared in a superinterface of C, A".
Then criterion 4 refers to "the same erasure as the declared signature of

Wouldn't then the declared signature of m2 be method(T)?

I can't find the definition of "declared signature" but I was thinking it's
the signature of the method's declaration... ? I guess my intuition is


Archie L. Cobbs
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