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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Problem with the new JavaDoc stuff and Jikes
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2000 23:20:51 GMT
At 01:00  30/8/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I just grabbed the new JavaDoc changes from CVS and found problems
>when using Jikes (version 1.12) to compiler the javadoc task.
>The problem arises from the used of the "dir" parameter to the accept
>method in the anonymous FileFilter on line 893 of I'm
>not sure what the spec is (I typically use the behavior of javac), but
>javac is okay and jikes is not.
>Jikes complains that "dir" is defined a second time (in the definition
>of the method). It looks like jikes does not like overriding a local
>variable with a parameter to a method in an anonymous inner class. By
>simply changing the name of the second "dir" (to "dir1"), both jikes
>and javac compile and seem to run fine.
>I don't know if this is a problem with jikes or javac. Does anyone
>understand the inner class spec well enough to say? I suspect that it
>is a problem with jikes, but I don't want to submit a bug (or see if
>one has already been submitted) until I know.

I *believe* it is a bug in Javac - one of those non-compliancies it
exhibits ;P. Inner classes are meant to not shadow all variables in the
context it is created - but they can only access final versions IIRC



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