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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8309499

javac fails to report compiler.err.no.java.lang with annotation processing enabled



    • Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P3
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    • b03


      The following example shows that javac fails to report an error for a compilation with an empty bootclasspath (or system module path) if annotation processing is enabled.

      An error should be reported regardless of whether annotation processing is enabled. I suspect this is a bug related to deferred diagnostic handling with annotation processors, and the Abort that's being thrown is causing a deferred diagnostic handler to get lost somewhere.

      The bug reproduces for newer language levels and --system instead of -bootclasspath, I used -bootclasspath for the repro because it's easier to demonstrate than to create an empty system module path.

      === T.java
      class T {
        String s;
      === P.java
      import java.util.Set;
      import javax.annotation.processing.AbstractProcessor;
      import javax.annotation.processing.RoundEnvironment;
      import javax.lang.model.element.TypeElement;

      public class P extends AbstractProcessor {
        public boolean process(Set<? extends TypeElement> annotations, RoundEnvironment roundEnv) {
          return false;

      $ javac -fullversion
      javac full version "21-ea+25-2212"

      # without annotation processing enabled, javac reports the expected compiler.err.no.java.lang error

      $ javac T.java -source 8 -target 8 -bootclasspath empty -XDrawDiagnostics
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.source: 8
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.target: 8
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.suppression
      - compiler.err.no.java.lang
      1 error
      3 warnings

      # with annotation processing enabled, javac doesn't report an error, and finishes with exit code 0, but the compilation fails internally and doesn't produce output

      $ javac T.java -source 8 -target 8 -bootclasspath empty -XDrawDiagnostics -processor P
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.source: 8
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.target: 8
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.suppression
      3 warnings

      $ echo $?

      # adding -XDdev shows an internal Abort is being thrown, but with processing enabled the diagnostic isn't getting emitted before the compilation completes:

      $ javac T.java -source 8 -target 8 -bootclasspath empty -XDrawDiagnostics -processor P -XDdev
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.source: 8
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.target: 8
      - compiler.warn.option.obsolete.suppression
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.TypeEnter$ImportsPhase.importJavaLang(TypeEnter.java:337)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.TypeEnter$ImportsPhase.resolveImports(TypeEnter.java:388)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.TypeEnter$ImportsPhase.runPhase(TypeEnter.java:324)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.TypeEnter$Phase.doCompleteEnvs(TypeEnter.java:285)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.TypeEnter$Phase.completeEnvs(TypeEnter.java:254)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.TypeEnter.complete(TypeEnter.java:201)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.code.Symbol.complete(Symbol.java:682)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.code.Symbol$ClassSymbol.complete(Symbol.java:1412)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.Enter.complete(Enter.java:614)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.comp.Enter.main(Enter.java:591)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.main.JavaCompiler.enterTrees(JavaCompiler.java:1060)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.main.JavaCompiler.compile(JavaCompiler.java:935)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.main.Main.compile(Main.java:319)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.main.Main.compile(Main.java:178)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.Main.compile(Main.java:64)
              at jdk.compiler/com.sun.tools.javac.Main.main(Main.java:50)
      3 warnings


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              cushon Liam Miller-Cushon
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