Re: Classes on the stack trace (was: getElementClass/StackTraceElement, was: @CallerSensitive public API, was: sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass)

Jörn Huxhorn jhuxhorn at
Mon Jul 29 15:53:48 UTC 2013


On 29. Juli 2013 at 15:50:36, Paul Benedict (pbenedict at wrote:

If it is not possible in the remaining dev time for JDK8 to expose  
Reflection.getCallerClass() functionality through some public API, why must  
-Djdk.reflect.allowGetCallerClass be discontinued so soon? Why the hot  
potato? I don't see how impacting the many (most? or all?) open source  
logging libraries is a good idea.  

With the argument of "you shouldn't be using private sun.* classes" aside,  
it seriously needs to be evaulted rather causing such commotion is  
worthwhile. I would like Oracle to reconsider dropping the System property  
workaround until an API can be put in place.  


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