15.28.1 needs some polish ?

Srikanth S Adayapalam srikanth_sankaran at in.ibm.com
Sun Feb 17 04:52:10 PST 2013

I unsuccessfully searched through my old mails for the surveys we did a 
while ago and to see
what we concluded on that - no luck there. I recall that we banned a bound 
reference targetting
a static method, but not sure what was agreed to be done when a 
ReferenceType form "selects" an
instance method. Ban on the former case had the point going for that with 
hindsight it is a
known bad form. But in the latter case, the method is simply not 
applicable due to absence of
receiver and is arguably best eliminated from reckoning rather than 
declare error. 

Perhaps the spec is consistent with the survey conclusions, but the 
reference compiler is
not consistent with the spec ?

TIA for any insights/clarifications.
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