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

Joseph Darcy joe.darcy at
Tue Jul 30 04:59:07 UTC 2013

On 7/29/2013 9:31 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 29/07/2013 19:17, David M. Lloyd wrote:
>> Your phrasing makes me think I missed something: is the 
>> Reflection.getCallerClass() method being removed due to some 
>> technical issue that it can only be somehow emulated as a 
>> workaround?  Or is it just a general cleanup effort?
> The sun.reflect.Reflection.getCallerClass(int) method was removed as 
> part of JEP 176 [1].
> -Alan.
> [1]

And as a sun.* method, this was officially outside of the exported 
interface of the JDK and not something that should be expected to work 
if called from outside of the JDK:


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