Request: Remove System.out check from Class.checkInitted()

Jeroen Frijters jeroen at
Wed Dec 4 08:24:05 UTC 2013


I'd like to propose to change Class.checkInitted() to check if the VM initialization has completed by using sun.misc.VM.isBooted() instead of System.out != null.

The current check needlessly triggers System class initialization (thus complicating bootstrap initialization order on VMs that don't have a strict initialization bootstrap) and is also not strictly correct, because System.out == null is a valid state after initialization has completed.


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