[Nestmates] RFR 8187567: [Nestmates] Enable nestmate changes in javac by default

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at oracle.com
Fri Sep 15 08:15:52 UTC 2017

Looks great.

The only thing we might need (not now, maybe later) is a 'reverse' javac 
flag that forces generation of accessor and/or invokevirtual on private 
in case you want to generate classfile with latest version number but 
with old properties.


On 15/09/17 08:12, David Holmes wrote:
> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8187567
> webrev**: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~dholmes/8187567/
> ** test/runtime/Nestmates/privateConstructors/TestInvokeSpecial.java 
> contains additional changes for 8187536. They will be checked in 
> separately.
> While nestmates will ultimately be associated with a future 
> source/target version of the JDK and an updated classfile version (see 
> JDK-8187302) we want to be able to enable them by default as-if 
> executing in that future release.
> The primary changes are confined to javac and are very straight-forward:
> - generate the nestmate attributes in the classfile
> - use virtual invocation bytecodes for private method invocations
> - don't generate private accessors
> With this change in place we can update the hotspot nestmate tests to 
> not provide explicit "@compile" directives. We also add a test to 
> verify that invokeinterface is rejected for private interface methods 
> in pre-nestmate classfile versions (v52 works fine for this).
> We can now build the JDK with the new nestmate features enabled, and 
> run tests without needing to provide additional javac options.
> I also added a missing testcase in 
> test/runtime/Nestmates/privateMethods/TestInvoke.java (just to ensure 
> there's no unexpected difference with this$0 usage).
> Thanks,
> David

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