Non Inherited repeated annotations should not be searched from child Class

Joel Borggren-Franck joel.franck at
Mon Jul 8 09:02:19 UTC 2013


Thanks for reporting this. As Alex wrote on the spec list [1] he has
clarified the spec.

There is a bug filed for this but I don't have time to work on it
at the moment. I'll get around to fixing it in the not too distant
future though.



On 2013-06-05, Deven You wrote:
> Hi All,
> I didn't see this mail in the mailing list for a long time, so I
> just comment here to ensure everyone can receive this message.
> Thanks a lot!
> On 06/04/2013 09:37 PM, Deven You wrote:
> >
> >Hi All,
> >
> >I have written a test case[1] to show this problem. (If it is
> >confirmed a real bug, I will convert this test case to jtreg)
> >
> >My expected output is no any output but OpenJDK returns:
> >
> >@NonInheritedAnnotationRepeated(name=A)
> >@NonInheritedAnnotationRepeated(name=B)
> >
> >The reasons are:
> >
> >1. From the spec, Inherited means:
> >
> >Indicates that an annotation type is automatically inherited. If
> >an Inherited meta-annotation is present on an annotation type
> >declaration, and the user queries the annotation type on a class
> >declaration, and the class declaration has no annotation for this
> >type, then the class's superclass will automatically be queried
> >for the annotation type. This process will be repeated until an
> >annotation for this type is found, or the top of the class
> >hierarchy (Object) is reached. If no superclass has an annotation
> >for this type, then the query will indicate that the class in
> >question has no such annotation.
> >
> >2. For repeated annotations, according to the explanation of 1.,
> >If it is non-inherited, querying Child class of this annotation
> >should return null.
> >
> >3. Now the problem is if the repeated annotation is non-inherited,
> >but its container annotation is inherited, OpenJDK will return the
> >repeated annotations of Parent class if we query the Child class.
> >
> >It seems according to the Inherited semantics, even when container
> >annotation is inherited, we should not retrieve parent class
> >non-inherited repeated annotation from a child class.
> >
> >[1]
> ><>

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