Clojure

AsmReflector throws exceptions on JDK8

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  • Type: Defect Defect
  • Status: Open Open
  • Priority: Minor Minor
  • Resolution: Unresolved
  • Affects Version/s: Release 1.6
  • Fix Version/s: None
  • Component/s: None
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Description

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:

;; The following two lines work with the latest (Jan 11 2014) Clojure 1.6.0-master-SNAPSHOT
;; if run on JDK 6 or JDK 7, but throw an exception with JDK 8.

(import '[clojure.asm ClassReader ClassVisitor Type Opcodes])
(def r (ClassReader. "java.lang.Object"))

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:

http://mail-archive.ow2.org/asm/2013-02/msg00000.html

http://forge.ow2.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=316375&group_id=23&atid=350023

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.

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Andy Fingerhut made changes -
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Description 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:
{code}
;; The following two lines work with the latest (Jan 11 2014) Clojure 1.6.0-master-SNAPSHOT if run on JDK 6 or JDK 7, but throw an exception with JDK 8.

(import '[clojure.asm ClassReader ClassVisitor Type Opcodes])
(def r (ClassReader. "java.lang.Object"))
{code}
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:

    http://mail-archive.ow2.org/asm/2013-02/msg00000.html

    http://forge.ow2.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=316375&group_id=23&atid=350023

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.
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:
{code}
;; The following two lines work with the latest (Jan 11 2014) Clojure 1.6.0-master-SNAPSHOT
;; if run on JDK 6 or JDK 7, but throw an exception with JDK 8.

(import '[clojure.asm ClassReader ClassVisitor Type Opcodes])
(def r (ClassReader. "java.lang.Object"))
{code}
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:

    http://mail-archive.ow2.org/asm/2013-02/msg00000.html

    http://forge.ow2.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=316375&group_id=23&atid=350023

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.
Alex Miller made changes -
Attachment clj-1323-disable.diff [ 12894 ]

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