JDK-8007113 : Upgrade AnnotatedElement.isAnnotionPresent to be a default method
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.lang:reflect
  • Affected Version: 8
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2013-01-29
  • Updated: 2017-05-17
  • Resolved: 2013-02-05
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While default methods are useful when adding new methods to interfaces, when convenience methods on existing interfaces are defined in terms of calling other methods of the interface, the existing methods can be turned into default methods.

This situation exists with AnnotatedElement.isAnnotionPresent and AnnotatedElement.getAnnotation.
SQE has looked at the fix and decided no additional tests are needed.

verified in b85

This change is essentially a refactoring. The JCK signature tests will test for the default-ness of the method.