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  2. JDK-8080413

lint: javac should warn when an instance method and a static method with the same name leads to ambiguous method reference

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      An instance method and a static method that take the current class as first parameter can be ambiguous when trying to create a method reference.

      Here is an example given by Brian on the core-dev mailing list:
      class Foo {
          void m(int x)
          static void m(Foo f, int x)
      }

      here, Foo::m is ambiguous.
      see http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2015-May/033415.html

      javac should emit a warning in this case to help API designer to avoid such issue.

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            vromero Vicente Arturo Romero Zaldivar
            Reporter:
            forax RĂ©mi Forax
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