Part F - Question

Dan Smith daniel.smith at
Fri Dec 6 16:33:09 PST 2013

On Dec 6, 2013, at 4:34 PM, Srikanth S Adayapalam <srikanth_sankaran at> wrote:

> > From: Dan Smith <daniel.smith at> 
> > Subject: Re: Part F - Question 
> > 
> > Yes, there's a spec/implementation discrepancy right now.  We're 
> > discussing internally how we'd like to handle this.  (Any comments 
> > here are welcome, too, of course.)
> Is there more to this than that it is just a compiler bug that needs to be fixed ? 
> ECJ can compile or reject this program based on where I put two lines of code. 
> This looks cut and dry - are there any wider ramifications here that I am completely 
> overlooking ? 

We just wanted to make sure the specification reflected the actually-intended behavior.

After conferring, we've agreed this is a javac bug:


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