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Subject: java/7298: Can't call method of outer class from inner constructor
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 18:46:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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>Number:         7298
>Category:       java
>Synopsis:       Can't call method of outer class from inner constructor
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    unassigned
>State:          open
>Class:          rejects-legal
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jul 12 18:46:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Jesse Rosenstock
>Release:        3.2 20020710 (experimental)
System: Linux churchill 2.4.3-12 #1 Fri Jun 8 15:05:56 EDT 2001 i686 unknown
Architecture: i686

host: i686-pc-linux-gnu
build: i686-pc-linux-gnu
target: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configured with: ./configure --prefix=/home/user/jmr/app/gcc
	A method of an outer class cannot be called from the inner class
        constructor before the constructor for the inner class's superclass
        has been called.  The outer class has been constructed, so this
        should be allowed.

        public class X {
            Object f() {
                return null;
            class XX {
                XX() {

                XX(Object o) {

        gcj -v yields:

        Reading specs from /home/user/jmr/app/gcc/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.2/specs
        Reading specs from /home/user/jmr/app/gcc/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.2/../../../libgcj.spec
        rename spec lib to liborig
        Configured with: ./configure --prefix=/home/user/jmr/app/gcc
        Thread model: single
        gcc version 3.2 20020710 (experimental)
         /home/user/jmr/app/gcc/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.2/jc1 -fno-use-divide-subroutine -fuse-boehm-gc -fnon-call-exceptions -fkeep-inline-functions -quiet -dumpbase -g1 -version -o /tmp/ccZQXE2X.s
        GNU Java version 3.2 20020710 (experimental) (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
                compiled by GNU C version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-85).
        Class path starts here:
            /home/user/jmr/app/gcc/share/java/libgcj-3.2.jar/ (system) (zip) In class `X$XX': In constructor `(X)': error: Can't reference `this' before the superclass constructor has been called.
        1 error

        This works with javac.
	This could be worked around by passing a reference to the outer
        class into the constructor.

        public class X {
            Object f() {
                return null;
            class XX {
                XX(X x) {

                XX(Object o) {

             reply	other threads:[~2002-07-13  1:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-07-12 18:46 jmr [this message]
2003-05-12 20:26 Dara Hazeghi

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