A way to opt out of access restrictions on non-exported members.

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Mon Nov 16 20:28:05 UTC 2015

On 16/11/2015 19:41, Neil Bartlett wrote:
> Thanks Alan,
> So you’re saying that ServiceLoader is permitted to have “super powers” to punch through encapsulation, but other libraries are not. This is disappointing — ServiceLoader is extremely limited in functionality, and is no match for any of the widely used DI frameworks like Spring, Guice, CDI etc. Why should this library be blessed above all others?

It's never been a goal to create a new DI framework. However there is a requirement to expose the service bindings via the ServiceLoader API [1]. Time will tell if we have to introduce a way for frameworks and serialization libraries to break encapsulation.


[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jigsaw/spec/reqs/#binding

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