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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [kernel][reflect] Should we copy bug of RI JVM ?
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 03:54:40 GMT


Vladimir Gorr wrote:
> On 8/28/06, Alexey Varlamov <alexey.v.varlamov@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> There is a test[1] in classlib, which verifies that reflection access
>> from enclosing class to a private member of a nested class results in
>> IllegalAccessException.
>> However, this is against the language specification (para 6.6.1 of the
>> JLS3):

[SNIP]

>>
>> I found out, this is an acknowledged bug of RI [2], and is ranked TOP#6.
>> The good news, however, that DRLVM is free of this defect. OTOH, it
>> surely cannot pass the aforementioned test of the classlib.
>>
>> So the question: should we fix the test and will IBM VME address this
>> issue? What is appropriate JIRA category for it?
> 
> 
> I suppose this test should be modified after IBM VME will behave in
> accordance with the specifications if any.

I agree, if IBM will fix it, if they have the problem.

> Certainly, if there are no any objections. IMO we should avoid any bugs
> known for the RI, shouldn't we?

I think that we should fix this, since it's a known bug of the RI that 
may be fixed...

I know that Alexey setup a JIRA for it, so we can revisit...

geir

> 
> Thanks,
> Vladimir.
> 
> [1]<testcase classname="tests.api.java.lang.reflect.FieldTest"
>> name="test_getLjava_lang_Object"/>
>> [2] http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4071957
>>
>> -- 
>> Alexey Varlamov
>>
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