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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8235876

Misleading warning message in java source-file mode

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 14, 15
    • Fix Version/s: 16
    • Component/s: tools
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      Description

      > java --source 7 Test.java
      warning: [options] source value 7 is obsolete and will be removed in a future release
      warning: [options] target value 7 is obsolete and will be removed in a future release
      warning: [options] To suppress warnings about obsolete options, use -Xlint:-options.
      3 warnings

      java --source 7 -Xlint:-options Test.java
      Unrecognized option: -Xlint:-options
      Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
      Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.

      It seems the obsoletion warning comes from the javac part of the code and it assumes you are executing the javac launcher.

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            • Assignee:
              jjg Jonathan Gibbons
              Reporter:
              dholmes David Holmes
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