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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: javac task problem in Java 6
Date Thu, 06 Nov 2008 16:31:16 GMT
Jesse Glick wrote:
> Jess Holle wrote:
>> We've seen this before where A depends on B which /internally/ depends 
>> upon C and then suddenly one has to have C around to compile A.
> Although this is not forbidden by the JLS (as far as I know), it does 
> seem undesirable. If you know of particular examples which can be 
> expressed as minimal test cases, I would encourage you to file bug 
> reports for the compiler.

Not ever seen that.

I have just been burned today by the fact that Java6 lets you do an 
@Overrides on any method that implements an interface; I'd been using 
that to indicate which methods were interface implementations. Java5 
says @Overrides is only for non-abstract methods, hence breaks.

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