JDK-8059132 : Nashorn broke JDK9 build, because JDK make of Nasgen has bootstrapping problems
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: jdk.nashorn
  • Affected Version: 9
  • Priority: P1
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2014-09-25
  • Updated: 2015-06-04
  • Resolved: 2014-09-25
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Referring to nashorn classes is apparently OK from inside Nasgen, if they exist in previous versions of the JDK, but referring to a new class, breaks JDK. 

The workaround is to use the type descriptors for now, until someone in the build team can investigate why we have bootstrapping issues.
For some reason the JDK 9 build system uses the wrong version of nashorn.jar for the nasgen dependencies. Adding a new nashorn dependency makes jdk9 not build nasgen properly. I'm submitting a workaround and filing this on the infra team