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  2. JDK-6569091

javac 6 incompatibility or javac 5 bug

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      x86
    • OS:
      linux

      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      6.x

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      source compile with javac 5.x but doesn't on javac 6.x

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      Compile the attached code in 5.x and 6.x

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      expected that code will compile
      ACTUAL -
      does not compile

      ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
      Information:Compilation completed with 2 errors and 0 warnings
      Information:2 errors
      Information:0 warnings
      /home/yohan/workspace/project/sotbicom/src/java/Javac6Und5Difference.java
          Error:Error:line (6)non-static variable this cannot be referenced from a static context
          Error:Error:line (6)non-static variable this cannot be referenced from a static context

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      ---------- BEGIN SOURCE ----------
      public class Javac6Und5Difference {}

      enum ENUM {
          ENUM_CONST {
              public AbstractClass method() {
                  return new AbstractClass() {
                      public boolean method() {
                          return true;
                      }
                  };
              }
          };

          public abstract AbstractClass method();

          //try remove private modifier and see what happens :)
          private abstract class AbstractClass {
              public abstract boolean method();
          }
      }

      ---------- END SOURCE ----------

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      place "static" modifier :
      private static abstract class

      Release Regression From : 5.0u11
      The above release value was the last known release where this
      bug was not reproducible. Since then there has been a regression.

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              • Assignee:
                mcimadamore Maurizio Cimadamore
                Reporter:
                ndcosta Nelson Dcosta (Inactive)
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