Bug in javac ?

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at redhat.com
Mon Oct 31 21:49:26 UTC 2011

On 16:48 Mon 31 Oct     , Andrew Haley wrote:
> > Am 31.10.2011 17:00, schrieb Deepak Bhole:
> > 
> >> It looks like a known bug in the 6 compiler related to interface 
> >> inheritance and covariant return types. I think this is the commit 
> >> that fixed it in 7:
> >>
> >> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk7/jdk7/langtools/rev/4a3b9801f7a0
> >>
> >> If you have code that resembles the above and would like to see the
> >> fix backported to 6, please feel free to open a bug.
> > 
> > Thanks. Bug is open (#750301)
> This one should be submitted to the tools people @ Oracle rather than
> just patched into Icedtea, I think.  Their input might avoid us breaking
> anything.

It's worth a try, but they've been pretty unhelpful in the past.  The
OpenJDK6 toolset is a mess (being some fairly random point in the
development of the 7 compiler) and their main contribution has being
to break the TCK run.

On that note, a good initial test for this would be to see if the patched
version passes the TCK.  Then post to compiler-dev and jdk6-dev.

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