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  2. JDK-8015831

Add lint check for calling overridable methods from a constructor

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      One of the coding guidelines from "Effective Java" and elsewhere is to not call overridable methods from a constructor. A compiler is an in excellent position to perform this kind of check.

      The Java Specialists newsletter reports instance of this coding pattern in the JDK codebase:

          www.javaspecialists.eu/archive/Issue210.html

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