Creating modules with JDK8

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Mon Nov 30 09:43:19 UTC 2015

On 30/11/2015 08:50, Cédric Champeau wrote:
> :
> Eventually, I would also not recommend to put a module-info class (jdk 9
> format) into a jar built for java 8. Just because there are tons of changes
> that it will blow up
> at runtime for legacy applications that use classpath scanning, and will
> fail when they see an unrecognized class format.
Out of curiosity,  you have examples of this? The hyphen makes it an 
invalid identifier so I would expect it should be ignored. At this time 
then the class file version is still 52.0 but maybe you've seen examples 
where something scanning the class path barfs on the new access_flags?


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