JDK-8053906 : javac is accepting a self-referencing variable initializer inside a lambda expression
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javac
  • Affected Version: 8,9
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2014-07-29
  • Updated: 2015-09-10
  • Resolved: 2015-08-11
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This test case:

class Tmp
    final FunctionalInterface notInitialized = ()-> {
            FunctionalInterface simpleVariable = () -> notInitialized.foo();

interface FunctionalInterface {
    void foo();

should be rejected by javac as notInitialized is being used in the initializer

reported by Ella Nekipelova
Priority changed from [P4] to [P3]. There are TCK tests which are affected with this bug, and they are now put in the exclude list. All JDK issue mentioned in KFL should have priority P1-P3.