RFR JDK-8182678: add javac and method handle support for mangled value class names in CONSTANT_ClassInfo

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com
Thu Jun 22 16:52:26 UTC 2017

On 22/06/17 17:36, Paul Sandoz wrote:
>> On 22 Jun 2017, at 04:35, Maurizio Cimadamore <maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On 22/06/17 02:22, Paul Sandoz wrote:
>>> Looks good, although it would be nice if the javac and java properties were the same name as it’s hard to remember the plethora of such properties that are available.
>> Sure - note that I tried to use the same name - but the javac convention is not to use any qualified name for options, while it seems like all the MVT-related options in the JDK starts off with 'valhalla.' - which is why I landed there, as the option name is kind of the same (mangleClassInfo is contained in both), and the scheme is consistent with both javac and jdk unwritten rules.
>> That said, if you think it's too confusing, I can change it no problem.
> Thinking more, my objection is really that i don’t have a holistic view of all the possible flags for javac, and hotspot.
> It would be useful if we have a page somewhere listing all such flags with a small description. We cold use a dummy issue and edit the description?
Sounds like a good idea - flags always introduce a certain 
non-determinism to the dev experience; any attempt to keep them under 
check is welcome on my part ;-)

> Paul.

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