Question on HashMap change in 8011200

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Jun 28 13:02:37 UTC 2013

On 27/06/2013 22:13, Remi Forax wrote:
> On 06/27/2013 10:02 AM, Shi Jun Zhang wrote:
>> Hi,
>> There are some isEmpty() check added into get/remove methods since 
>> 8011200 to return directly if HashMap is empty. However isEmpty is a 
>> non-final public method which can be overridden by subclass. If the 
>> subclass defines isEmpty differently from HashMap, it would cause 
>> problem while getting or removing elements.
> yes, it's a bug.
> Could you report it ?
> Rémi
I've created a bug to track this:

8019381: HashMap.isEmpty is non-final, potential issues for get/remove


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