Affects Version/s: Release 1.6
Fix Version/s: None
After the commit of the updated ASM library for
CLJ-713, Clojure builds and passes all tests except for one, compare-reflect-and-asm in reflect.clj.
This can be narrowed down somewhat to a difference in behavior of the following 2 forms evaluated with the latest Clojure and JDK8:
I am not certain, but from a bit of Google searching it appears that this may be a limitation of the ASM library version 4 – it throws exceptions when attempting to read class files produced by JDK 8, because of a newer classfile version number. Links that seem to support this conclusion:
A couple of alternatives are:
(1) update ASM again to one that supports JDK 8 class files
(2) disable the compare-reflect-and-asm test. Clojure itself does not use the AsmReflector for anything except this unit test. The Java reflector is the default one.