Classparser API

Robert Scholte rfscholte at
Tue Sep 22 17:23:25 UTC 2020

With the new release of Java followed by a new release of ASM comes a returning task where some of our Maven plugins and libraries should update this dependency. They make use of the classfile parser, the upgrade is required to understand the new bytecode version.

Due to the Apache Software Foundation Policy (for legal reasons) every release comes with an amount of overhead. Doing a release for just a single dependency update to ease the usage for Maven users has always felt awkward.

Is there any chance that the JDK will be extended with an API for parsing classfiles?

Robert Scholte

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