RFR [9] 8144480: Remove test dependencies on sun.misc.BASE64Encoder and BASE64Decoder

Amy Lu amy.lu at oracle.com
Thu Dec 3 05:24:34 UTC 2015

(I'm not a reviewer)

Just a minor question.

jdk/test/sun/misc/Encode/GetBytes.java also use sun.misc.BASE64Encoder 
and BASE64Decoder, but is not included in this fix.
Missed? or justbecause this test will be totally removed soon in a 
separate bugid?


On 12/2/15 11:03 PM, Chris Hegarty wrote:
> Updated to remove all use of reflection. If someone really
> wants to run S11N on an older JDK, then it is a simple
> edit to uncomment/comment 3 lines.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~chegar/Base64-test-updates.01/webrev/
> -Chris.
> On 02/12/15 14:15, Chris Hegarty wrote:
>> On 02/12/15 14:03, Alan Bateman wrote:
>>> On 02/12/2015 12:08, Chris Hegarty wrote:
>>>> The regression tests in the jdk should be updated, where possible, to
>>>> use java.util.Base64.
>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~chegar/Base64-test-updates/webrev/
>>> Should S11N be updated to serialize with JDK 8 so that the core
>>> reflection code isn't needed?
>> This is certainly possible and would make the test simpler, but
>> I followed the comments in the test ( it needs to be runnable on
>> older JDKs ).  I think this is a reasonable requirement since the
>> test contains bytes array that were generated on older JDKs. Of
>> course, the test could contain the older JDK code commented out.
>> If someone really wants to run it with 1.6, then they just make
>> the simple edits.
>> I'm ok with any of these solutions, or just removing the possibility
>> of running on older JDKs.
>> -Chris.

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