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According to section 12.4.1 of the JVM, a class or
interface shouldn't be initialized if a field is
passively referenced; this includes references to
"static final" (or equiv.) fields whose value is a
compile-time constant expression. The latter is
defined (section 15.27) to include Strings.
We don't seem to handle this at all.
I checked in the "stringconst.java" test which demonstrates
the bug. However, that is just one instance; I suspect
there are others.
State-Changed-Why: Still a bug
Very much related to bug 13493.
I am looking into fixing this one.
The problem is that the DECL_INITIAL of the final static has been nulled.
One example of a failure is the test case in PR 21722.
In this PR we generate this bytecode in A.class:
0: ldc #9=<String "foo">
3: getstatic #15=<Field b.B.FOO java.lang.String>
7: invokevirtual #21=<Method java.lang.String.equals (java.lang.Object)boolean>
However, as B.FOO is a compile-time constant, we should not have
a 'getstatic' here.
All gcj front end bugs have been fixed by the gcj-eclipse branch merge.
I'm mass-closing the affected PRs.
If you believe one of these was closed in error, please reopen it
with a note explaining why.