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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8224232

java.lang.Number has a default constructor

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    • Type: CSR
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Approved
    • Fix Version/s: 13
    • Component/s: core-libs
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    • Compatibility Risk:
      minimal
    • Compatibility Risk Description:
      Add explicitly declared replacement to the default no-arg constructor.
    • Interface Kind:
      Java API
    • Scope:
      SE

      Description

      Summary

      Add an explicitly declared no-arg constructor to java.lang.Number to avoid use of the default constructor.

      Problem

      Default constructors are inappropriate for well-documented APIs.

      Solution

      Add an explicit (trivial) constructor to java.lang.Number.

      Specification

       public abstract class Number implements java.io.Serializable {
           /**
      +     * Constructor for subclasses to call.
      +     */
      +    public Number() {super();}
      +
      +    /**

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              Assignee:
              darcy Joe Darcy
              Reporter:
              darcy Joe Darcy
              Reviewed By:
              Brian Burkhalter, Roger Riggs
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