A way to opt out of access restrictions on non-exported members.
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Mon Nov 16 16:45:18 UTC 2015
On 16/11/2015 12:28, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> Access to private members of classes by reflection is indeed very,
> very common. I agree that JDK 9 needs to be cautious around this.
I think this thread is just highlighting the obvious tension between
modules with encapsulation vs. serialization and other frameworks that
need to break encapsulation. At this time then explicit modules have to
opt-in to allow frameworks get access types in those packages. This can
be done in the module declaration or at run-time via the API. The
alternative is of course the all-powerful command line.
As regards setAccessible(true) then it would be nice to have it
eventually go away in some future release. This would clearly require
coming up with solutions to some difficult problems and use-cases.
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